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Is His Behaviour Abusive?

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While this may seem obvious, sometimes it isn’t. The dynamics of abuse are complex and often very subtle. What may begin as a loving relationship ...

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How to Support Someone Who's Being Abused

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Here are some of the warning signs and risk factors of woman abuse, and some ways you can help ... even if she denies the abuse.

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How To Talk To Men Who Are Abusive

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Sometimes people around an abusive man overlook or minimize his behaviour and only focus on supporting the abused woman. At other times, people may sympathize with the abusive man, which may inadvertently escalate his abuse. Talking to an abusive man is an important part of preventing woman abuse, but it needs to be done carefully.

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Overcoming Your Hesitation To Help

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"It's none of my business." "I don't know what to say." "I might make things worse."
We know how you feel. But it is important that you overcome your hesitation.

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Safety Planning for Women

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If you’re in an abusive relationship, safety planning is crucial whether you plan to remain in your home or leave. Making a safety plan involves identifying actions to increase your safety and that of your children. It can feel overwhelming. But you can accomplish one action at a time and begin with the one that is easiest and feels safest for you.

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Where to Get Help

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It can be overwhelming to know where to begin to put your life back together again. But we can help you - one step at a time - to move forward and reclaim your life.

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Financial & Legal Resources

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Some of the reasons that women stay in abusive relationships are fear of being unable to support themselves and their children, and not knowing what resources are available. Immigrant women especially may not know their rights and fear being deported or having their children taken from them. Informing yourself about what to reasonably expect is the first step in taking control and getting your life back on track.

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Reporting Abuse - What To Expect

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3037854 Certain categories of abuse, such as assault, sexual assault and criminal harassment (stalking) are crimes under the Criminal Code of Canada. In recent years a series of amendments have been added to strengthen the laws related to woman abuse.

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