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.
Activist Toolkit: 2017 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (2017)

This 2017 action kit contains information about GBV in education as well as suggested actions to take during the 2017 16 Days Campaign. The action kit will help you understand the issues and challenges faced in addressing and ending GBV in education and how together we can make a difference.

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:  | Contact: Dr. Robin Mason at

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.

Addressing the Intergenerational Transmission of Gender-Based Violence: Focus on Educational Settings (2014)

This 2014 paper focuses on existing knowledge to prevent the transmission of gender-based violence (GBV) from one generation to the next, or the intergenerational transmission of GBV. Strategies for prevention and intervention are reviewed and assessed.

Addressing workplace bullying and harassment in Canada, research, legislation, and stakeholder overview: Profiling a union program. (p. 135-64) (2013)

This 2013 paper examines Canadian initiatives and legislation aligned with workplace bullying, domestic violence in the workplace, and mental health and workplace violence in the form of bullying.  Specifically, in terms of legislation, the paper looks at the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms; Canadian and Provincial Human Rights Acts; Occupational Safety Acts; and Provincial legislation on workplace harassment/bullying.  The paper also identifies Canadian stakeholders that work to understand and address workplace bullying such as non-government organizations, ad-hoc groups, academic, and labour/trade unions.  Finally, the paper examines direction and initiatives around workplace violence.

Adult Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse – A Guide to Support Practitioners and Managers (2015)

This guide was commissioned by the Local Government Associated in the UK.  The purpose of the guide is to help practitioners and managers support people who have care and support needs, whose circumstances make them vulnerable, and who may also be victims of domestic violence.  Topics include: making the connections between adult safeguarding and domestic abuse; defining domestic abuse and identifying who needs safeguarding and how they link together; understanding the impact of domestic abuse; understanding why people remain in abusive relationships; working with people in vulnerable circumstances; mental capacity, adult safeguarding and domestic abuse; assessing and working with the risks of domestic abuse; working with perpetrators of domestic abuse; making safe enquiries and defensible decisions; using legal remedies and sanctions; what councils and organizations can do to support good practice; and resources and references.

Advances in Public Communication Campaigns (2013)

This chapter provides a literature review on the persuasive impact of public communication campaigns primarily in health promotion, prosocial behaviour, and environmental reforms. Key theoretical concepts, campaign strategies and processes, and evaluation are discussed. This link provides the abstract of this chapter. The full document can be retrieved through the library or paid access.

Advancing Opportunities for Women and Girls in Sport (2017)

This 2017 Ontario action plan seeks to optimal conditions and systems to support women and girls of different ages, abilities and backgrounds to be engaged in sport and recreation. It is in response to the gender gap in sport participation that is significant across all ages, and that increases that age. The Ontario government recognizes the importance of rectifying this situation and is committed to the work ahead to achieve gender equality.