Videos & Podcasts
What does resilience have to do with trauma and children exposed to intimate partner violence?
In this podcast hosted by Make Resilience Matters, Dr. Linda Baker discusses the relationship between resilience building and trauma work. She offers useful case examples and reflects on current practice, urging and inspiring those in the field to change the way we work.
Carol shares her experience of sexual assault that occurred on her 19th birthday. She chose to press charges against the perpetrator and recounts her experience with the criminal justice system. She also discusses the impacts of the assault on her and her family as well as her engagement with formal and informal support networks. She shares advice for other survivors and those who support them.
After the Hospital
Making a Statement
Supports: Formal & Informal
Messages to Survivors, Bystanders and Men
Deborah, age 63, is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. This proud mother and loving partner shares the impacts she experienced, her decision as an adult to tell others about her childhood abuse, and how non-judgemental and supportive people have assisted her in coping. She also discusses how writing and speaking about her childhood abuse plays an important role in her healing journey.
I never told anyone...
Deciding to tell...
Other Avenues for Healing
Messages for Other Women
Janis, age 51, is a survivor of sexual violation, psychological, physical and economic abuse during adolescence, in intimate relationships as an adult and in her work as a sex worker. Learn from this poet and author, as she discusses the spiral of outcomes she experienced, as well as the support and inner strength she developed through friendship, martial arts, and writing.
Befriended, Exploited and Victimized
Domestic Violence & Why I Stayed
Messages to Other Women
Michelle, age 23, is blind and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault at age 17. She plans to attend Law School and to work as a legal advocate for individuals with disabilities. She discusses personal impacts, other consequences, her experience with the justice system, and what has supported her healing and recovery.
Helpful & Unhelpful Responses
Thoughts about Reporting
A Common MisBelief
Impacts, Coping and Triggers
Advice to Others
Twenty year old Natalie, the daughter of Dawn and Ed Novak, was murdered by her ex-boyfriend while attending university. Seven years later, her parents share their understanding of this preventable tragedy and their mission to end violence.
Ed calls us to action...
Dawn reaches out to parents...
The Novaks' mission to prevent violence...
Human trafficking is a serious human rights violation and a clandestine crime. it is perpetrated primarily against women and children, and involves the recruitment, transportation or harboring of persons for the purpose of exploitation. The consequences of this gendered violence are devastating. The present stage of its recognition and intervention emphasize the need for relevant information and resources for community stakeholders working to prevent human trafficking, to protect those affected, and to hold perpetrators accountable.
These are the videoed presentations from the Learning Network Human Trafficking Forum held in London, Ontario on March 5th, 2013.
Traditional opening by Gloria Alvernaz-Mulcahy.
Dr Annalee Lepp, Founding member of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) Canada.
"Do No Harm: A Human Rights Approach to Anti-Trafficking Policies and Interventions in Canada"
Loly Rico, President of the Canadian Council of Refugees; Founder and Co-Director of FCJ Refugee Council.
"Human Trafficking: Recent Changes and Developments"
Teresa Edwards, Director of Human Rights & international Affairs & In-House Legal Counsel, Native Women''s Association of Canada.
"Addressing Human Trafficking in Aboriginal Communities"
Robin Pike, First Executive Director, BC Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
"Building a Provincial Response to Trafficking in Persons: The BC Experience"
Marty Van Doren, Superintendent (Retired), Human Trafficking Awareness Coordinator, RCMP "O" Division.
"Law Enforcement Perspective"
Jacqui Linder, Clinical Director and Founder of Chrysalis Network.
"Understanding Victims of Human Trafficking"
Sue Wilson, Director of the Office for Systemic Justice for the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada.
"Weaving the Threads: Reflections on Themes of the Day"