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.
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.

Avenue Zero (2010)

Hélène Choquette (2010)
Avenue Zero is a 2010 documentary on human trafficking in Canada. The title refers to the name of the first road in British Columbia as you cross the border from the United States. The film contains candid interviews with victims, perpetrators and witnesses of human trafficking in the Vancouver area and across the country. You can purchase the DVD at the National Film Board of Canada.

B, Safety Planning: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence (2013)

This 2013 guide was developed by FORGE: Transgender Aging Network for trans people, friends/peers, and professionals to help provide safety options for a transgender person who is living in, or planning to leave, an abusive relationship.  Topics include the purpose of safety planning; what is intimate partner violence; how often does intimate partner violence occur; can abusers change; what is a safety plan; laying the groundwork; staying safe at home; emergency safety bag; financial planning; safe havens; safety in your new place; safety on the job and in public; orders of protection; protecting children and pets; and emotional support.

B.C. Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP) (2007)

British Columbia (2007)
The Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons (OCTIP) was established in 2007 in the province of British Columbia. Through a collaborative effort, OCTIP’s goal is to prevent human trafficking and provide support services for trafficked persons. OCTIP also supports the justice system in prosecuting cases of human trafficking.

Barriers affecting access to and use of formal social supports among immigrant women (2009)

This 2009 study, community leaders who were also first-generation immigrants describe the complexities of immigrant women’s access to and use of formal supports to deal with IPV in Canada. The findings show that a number of factors negatively shape the experiences of these women: lack of familiarity with services, inappropriate services and intervention strategies, lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate services, lack of portability and coordination of services, confidentiality concerns, and discriminatory and racist practices embedded in services and service delivery. In order to improve care for women dealing with IPV in the post-migration context, health professionals must collaborate with social workers and settlement workers to address structural barriers that limit women’s access to and use of formal social support.

Barriers to Reporting Sexual Harassment (2015)

Learning Network Brief 26
This Brief discusses some of the barriers that make reporting sexual harassment difficult and for some, lead to more complex consequences.

Basic Steps for Developing a VAW Social Marketing Campaign (2014)

Learning Brief #16
This Learning Network Brief details steps to developing and implementing a social marketing campaign.  The steps are based on the work of Lee & Kotler (2008; 2011) and Castelino, Colla, & Boulet (2013)Click to view PlainText Version.