Resource Library

This Library contains research, promising practices, public education, and training related to violence against women and children.

The Learning Network strives to bring current, accessible, and up-to-date content to the Resource Library. We aim to link primarily to open-access research, however, at times we do link to some content we think is particularly significant but that is inaccessible due to the subscription restrictions imposed by journals and publishing companies. While we are unable to purchase access to this content, we hope that bringing awareness of this research to our readers can assist in their learning endeavours. We will continue to work on providing open-access content so that our readers can have access to the most-current and up-to-date research available.
A Comprehensive Review of the Literature on the Impact of Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence for Children and Youth (2014)

This 2014 review presents findings from a comprehensive review of the literature on the impact of exposure to intimate partner violence for children and youth, focusing on: (a) neurological disorders; (b) physical health outcomes; (c) mental health challenges; (d) conduct and behavioural problems; (e) delinquency, crime, and victimization; and (f) academic and employment outcomes.

A Coordinated Community Response to Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Experienced by Immigrant and Newcomer Women in New Brunswick (2016)

This needs assessment is part of a 36 month project aiming to improve service responses for immigrant and newcomer women who are in victims of domestic and intimate partner violence (D/IVP) in New Brunswick. Key themes from individual interviews and focus groups with immigrant women and service providers are discussed. Potential collaborative strategies to reduce and/or eliminate D/IPV are provided.

A Coordinated Community Response to Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Experienced by Immigrant and Newcomer Women in New Brunswick (2016)

This needs assessment is part of a 36 month project aiming to improve service responses for immigrant and newcomer women who are in victims of domestic and intimate partner violence (D/IVP) in New Brunswick. Key themes from individual interviews and focus groups with immigrant women and service providers are discussed. Potential collaborative strategies to reduce and/or eliminate D/IPV are provided.

A Definition of Consent to Sexual Activity (2011)

Criminal Code of Canada (2011)
This is section 273.1 of the criminal code of Canada that defines consent for the purpose of determining whether a sexual assault offence has occurred in eyes of the law. The section also describes specific situations where consent is not or cannot be given.

A First Nations Woman with Disabilities: “Listen to what I am saying!” (2007)

This exploratory and qualitative study describes the courageous story of a First Nations woman living with severe disAbilities in an urban city. The personal story of Hope describes issues of grief, racism, verbal and sexual abuse, healthcare concerns, isolation, poverty, relationships, resisting child welfare, and sexuality. Hope’s story is a learning opportunity for all health and social service providers.

A Focus on Family Violence in Canada (2016)

This 2016 report sheds light on a topic that can be hard to talk about: family violence. Family violence often remains hidden. Working together, the report notes that we can unravel why, when, where, how, and to whom family violence happens and improve our efforts to support healthy Canadian families.

A Framework for Ending Women's And Girls’ Homelessness (2015)

This 2015 framework is to provide municipalities across Canada a tool that they can adapt to their local setting to end homelessness for women and girls.

A Guide for Children Exposed to Violence Programs in Saskatchewan (2010)

This 2010 guide is intended to assist newly funded programs for children exposed to violence and may also serve as a resource to existing programs or to communities that want to develop new services. The guide reviews the impact of violence on children/youth, practice standards, confidentiality, community needs assessment, criminal record checks, child abuse record checks, engagement in services, benefits of group work for children/youth, recommended practices for group programs, service/program promotion, provincial resource lists, data collection, resources and curriculum guide, and program evaluation.

A guide for lesbian and bisexual women who have been affected by sexual violence (2014)

This 2014 guide is aimed at providing survivors of rape or sexual violence with information and help to find the support they need.

A Guide for Sexual Assault Survivors (n.d)

This brief guide developed by Toronto Police and Victim Services Toronto is meant to inform survivors of sexual assault about the criminal justice process.  Topics include what happens after reporting; who investigates the case and lays charges; what happens after the arrest or if the offender is not caught; a description of the court process such as the preliminary hearing, trial, testifying, and the victim impact statement; and sentencing, appeals, and parole.  A list of support services and agencies is also provided.

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