Family Violence Prevention Month

November is Family Violence Prevention Month. What is Family Violence? Family violence is the abuse of power within relationships of family, trust or dependency that endangers the survival, security or well-being of another person. It can include spousal abuse (married or common-law), elder abuse and neglect, child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, parent abuse and exposure to abuse of others in the family.

Family violence may include some or all of the following behaviours: physical abuse, psychological abuse, criminal harassment/stalking, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and spiritual abuse. See Understanding Abuse and Warning Signs of Abuse for more information.

If you are affected by family violence, know someone who is, or simply want to learn more about the issue, the following pages contain information that can help you be safe or be part of the solution.

 

from the Government of Alberta website. 

 

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