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.
AODA e-learning: Improving Access to Violence Against Women Services for Women with Disabilities (2012)

Springtide Resources (2012)
Springtide Resources provides a free online training resource designed to help service providers effectively support and advocate for women with disabilities and women who are Deaf who have experienced physical or sexual violence, including criminal harassment. The training focuses on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Customer Service Standard; communicating and engaging with people with disabilities including serving those who use service animals, support persons or assistive devices; and ensuring accessibility at one’s own agency

Application of Intersectional Analysis to Data on Domestic Violence against Aboriginal Women Living in Remote Communities in the Province of Quebec (2015)

This 2015 article discusses the theoretical and analytical intersectionality approach, focusing on its application to an analysis of empirical data obtained from qualitative research into domestic violence against Aboriginal women living in four remote communities in Quebec. Findings reveal the existence of different domination systems, as well as oppressive actions that interlock and interact at multiple and shifting levels, all of which shape and contribute to the reproduction of domestic violence among women living in remote Aboriginal communities. The intersectionality approach highlights the important role played not only by race, gender, and social class, but also by the historical context and the degree of geographic isolation in the domestic violence experienced by Aboriginal women living in remote communities. All these social systems increase the vulnerability of Aboriginal women to domestic violence. This paper is one of the few scholarly attempts made so far to apply intersectional analysis to empirical data on the phenomenon of domestic violence as experienced by Aboriginal women.

APPs & Devices for Safety (2013)

The advancement of technology has enabled women experiencing violence to access support and information immediately from the palm of their hands. GPS devices and mobile applications can help locate, identify, respond to, and support victims of violence and reduce their risk for further harm. Examples of these Apps and Devices are listed and described in this document.

Are Social Marketing Campaigns Effective in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect? (2010)

This Australian Institute of Family Studies National Child Protection Clearinghouse paper discusses the impact and efficacy of media-based social marketing campaigns in preventing child abuse and neglect. The paper examines 21 campaigns and their overall impact on awareness, knowledge gain, attitude and behaviour change, and actual prevalence of child maltreatment.

Are there health effects of harassment in the workplace? A gender-sensitive study of the relationships between work and neck pain (2012)

This 2012 Canadian study examined the relationship between workplace harassment and neck pain among male and female employees.  Results revealed that workplace intimidation was significantly associated with neck pain among both male and female employees and sexual harassment (unwanted sexual attention) was significantly associated with neck pain among female employees.  You can access the full article through the library system or through a paid membership account.

Asking the right questions 2: Talking about sexual orientation and gender identity in mental health, counselling, and addiction settings (2007)

This manual was developed for all therapists, counsellors, clinicians, nurses and doctors assessing or treating clients who have substance use and/or mental health concerns that may be related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity issues.  The manual helps clinicians create an environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, and queer (LGBTTTIQ) clients feel comfortable identifying themselves as such so that a clinician can best assess the specific needs of the client; engage these clients in a positive treatment process; develop specifically tailored treatment plans; and make appropriate referrals.  

Assessing risk of patriarchal violence with honour as a motive: six years experience using the PATRIARCH checklist (2011)

This 2011 article describes the development of an evidence-based checklist, PATRIARCH, that has been used for six years in Sweden to help law enforcement and social authorities deal with cases that have suspected risk for honour-based violence.  Data from 56 cases are presented and discussed.  You can access the full article through the library system or through a paid membership account.

Assessing the impact of InsightOut Dad on Newark community education centers (CEC) residential reentry center residents (2011)

Rutgers University-Newark (2011)
This report presents a multi-method evaluation of the InsideOut Dad program, a 12 week parenting program in three Community Education Centers (CEC) Residential Reentry Centers in New Jersey. This qualitative and quantitative evaluation assessed changes in participant confidence, knowledge, self-esteem, attitudes and behaviors. Graduating participants overwhelmingly supported the program.

Attitudinal Survey on Violence Against Women. Detailed Report. Prepared for the Province of New Brunswick Executive Council Office Women’s Issues Branch (2009)

Harris/Decima. July 14, 2009
A survey of more than 500 people living in New Brunswick was conducted in 2009 to provide insight into the public’s attitudes regarding the causes of violence against women; attitudes towards women; and awareness of services available in the province. Findings regarding aboriginal peoples’ attitudes are also presented.

Attributing Selected Costs to Intimate Partner Violence in a Sample of Women Who Have Left Abusive Partners: A Social Determinants of Health Approach (2011)

This study examined costs associated with intimate partner violence (IPV) for a sample of 309 Canadian women who left an abusive male partner.  Examining selected public- and private-sector expenditures attributable to violence, the total annual estimated costs of IPV per woman was $13,162.39 translating to a national annual cost of $6.9 billion for women aged 19-65 who have left abusive partners.  Results indicated that costs of IPV continue long after the woman has left the abusive partner.  A paper called for recognition in policy that leaving an abusive relationship does not coincide with ending violence.