Resource Library

This Library contains research, promising practices, public education, and training related to violence against women and children.
Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships Information & Resources – Creating Strong & Safe LGBT Communities (n.d.)

This information pamphlet, developed by Ending Violence Association of BC, provides information on abuse in same-sex relationships.  The pamphlet describes an abusive intimate relationships and what one can do if they think they are being abused or abusive in their relationship.  Local resources are also provided.

Abuse of Older Women Webinar (2015)

Barbara MacQuarrie, Community Director of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children and Margaret MacPherson, Research Associate, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children, hosted this webinar on January 22nd, 2015.  They discussed the nature of abuse experienced by older women, barrier to reporting or seeking assistance, consequences of abuse to older women, the It's Not Right! Campaign.  Access the webinar recording, presentation slides, document to be reviewed, and videos used during the presentation.

Abused Women’s Understandings of Intimate Partner Violence and the Link to Intimate Femicide (2016)

In this article, we explore how women survivors of intimate partner violence understand the abuse they endured and the possible link to intimate femicide. This is a qualitative study based on a feminist poststructuralist perspective. Seven South African women, aged 23 to 50 years, with a history of different manifestations of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) participated in open-ended interviews. The data was analyzed by means of discourse analysis. In their explanations, the women constructed gendered identities, which reflected contradictory and ambiguous subjective experiences. The women's understandings were filtered through the particular social context in which their abusive experiences occurred. The findings highlighted that contemplating femicide was too threatening, and consequently participants drew on discourses of femininity, romantic love, and others to justify their remaining in their violence-ridden relationships. It emphasizes the need for additional engagement in women's understandings of intimate femicide, as women who live in abusive relationships have largely been consigned to the periphery. [Source: Forum: Qualitative Social Research]

Abusive online conduct: Discrimination and harassment in cyberspace (2013)

This 2013 conceptual paper examines two types of abusive online conduct: weblining (“denying people opportunities based on their digital selves”) and cyberbullying.  These topics are examined from an ethical perspective with a focus on gender and racial discrimination issues.  You can access the full article through the library system or through a paid membership account.

Accessible Versions of Violence Against Women with DisAbilities and Deaf women Newsletter (2013)

The full Issue 7 newsletter is available in a plain text format and portions have been made available in ASL.

Acting on Violence Against Women is a Blueprint for Health (2016)

This 2016 brief explores the issue of violence against women through the lens of its effects on health and interactions with the social determinants of health (income and social status, education and literacy, employment and working conditions, social environments and community services, health services, housing, physical environments and geography, personal health practices and coping skills, gender, disability, race, immigration status and culture, Indigenous status, social exclusion and marginalization, social support networks, early life/healthy child development, biology/genetic endowment). The paper argues that experience of violence and trauma is in itself a social determinant of health. It outlines an analysis of how the implementation of A Blueprint for Canada’s National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Girls might affect the health of Canadians. This paper was prepared for and published by the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses with a financial contribution from the YWCA.

Addressing Domestic Violence in Canadian Muslim Communities: A Training Manual for Muslim Communities and Ontario Service Providers (2010)

M. Baobaid & G. Hamed. Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) (2010)
This resource provides a framework for strengthening collaboration among Muslims and mainstream service providers. Training objectives include: educating the Muslim community on the Canadian justice system response to DV and on available DV services; and, exposing mainstream/Canadian service providers to culturally sensitive strategies for responding to DV in the Muslim community.

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive and Sexual Coercion: A Guide for Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Reproductive Health Care Settings, Second Edition (2012)

This 2012 guide provides information and strategies for addressing reproductive and sexual coercion with patients seeking reproductive health care services.

Addressing Past Sexual Assault in Clinical Settings (n.d.)

This new competency-based e-learning curriculum is funded by the Province of Ontario through the Ontario Women’s Directorate.  This free interactive online course can teach you:

·         about the long-term physical, psychological and social impacts of sexual assault;

·         how to create an environment that supports disclosure;

·         how to appropriately respond to a woman who been sexually assaulted in the past;

·         why it is important to foster an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach within your practice setting

This resource is applicable to all health care practitioners and their allies -- everyone from physiotherapists to nurses to medical technologists.  To register for this free interactive online course visit: www.DVeducation.ca/sexualassault  | Contact: Dr. Robin Mason at robin.mason@wchospital.ca

Addressing the Determinants of Child Mental Health: Intersectionality as a Guide to Primary Health Care Renewal (2010)

This 2010 article uses an intersectional lens to examine the complex interrelationships among the factors affecting child mental health and the associated policy challenges surrounding primary health care renewal. This is an abstract only. You can access the full article through the library, society membership, or by online purchase.

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