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Abuse is wrong (PDF document - 512 Kb - 28 pages)
by Justice Canada
This booklet is for anyone who is suffering from abuse in a relationship or in a family. It provides information on many aspects of family violence, including:
- the types of abuse or violence that can occur in families,
- laws and other ways family violence is dealt with in Canada,
- how to seek help, and
- what people can expect when they seek help. 2009, 28p. J2-351-2009E
Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile
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
This literature review summarizes current knowledge about the relationship between family violence and homelessness. More specifically, it provides data on the high rates of family violence in the histories of homeless people – particularly women, children and Aboriginal people – and discusses the correlation between abuse experienced in the home and the use of shelter services. This review will provide policy makers, program development officers, researchers and front-line service providers with information on how to best respond to the varied and unique needs of homeless people in Canada. 2006, 52p. HP20-4-2007E
Family Violence Hurts (PDF document - 804 Kb - 2 pages)
by Justice Canada
Promotional card describing the new Justice Canada website designed for youth. H72-2
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