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Family Violence

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Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical ProfileExternal Link
by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics

This is the thirteenth annual Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile report produced by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics under the Federal Family Violence Initiative. This annual report provides the most current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada, as well as trends over time, as part of the ongoing initiative to inform policy makers and the public about family violence issues.

Each year the report has a different focus. This year, the focus of the report is on self-reported incidents of spousal victimization from the 2009 General Social Survey on Victimization.

In addition, using police-reported data, the report also presents information on family violence against children and youth, family violence against seniors, and family-related homicides. 2011, 51p. 85-224-XIE

Psychological Abuse: A Discussion Paper (PDF document - 354 Kb - 32 pages)
by Deborah Doherty et Dorothy Berglund

This discussion paper provides a review of research on psychological abuse which occurs in family relationships. It includes a general discussion of approaches to the issue as well as definitional information about the tactics and behaviours involved. The paper also provides statistical data and information on risk factors and indicators for psychological abuse in different types of relationships (e.g., intimate partner, child-parent and other relationships of trust), as well as a discussion of legal remedies and suggested actions for dealing with this form of abuse. 2008, 32p. HP20-12-2008E