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The following helpful resources were produced by LCCEWA and their local community partners. For other useful resources, click here.

Assisting Abused Lesbians: A guide for health professionals and service providers This booklet provides information about woman abuse, specifically focussing on lesbians in an abusive intimate relationship; assists those working in the health professions in responding to lesbians in a sensitive and appropriate manner; and challenges the assumptions and myths that negatively influence response to lesbians and lesbian abuse.
Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children Includes a wide range of downloadable articles ranging from engaging men and boys in preventing violence against women, workplace harassment, to dating violence.
Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: An Early Childhood Educator’s Handbook to Increase Understanding and Improve Community Response A concise summary of key information relevant for front-line staff in child care and early childhood educational settings. Topics addressed include how domestic violence impacts infants and youth children, strategies for challenging behaviours you migh see in the classroom, and special contingencies for when the family is in a shelter.
Children Exposed to Violence: A Handbook for Police Trainers to Increase Understanding and Improve Community Responses A handbook for domestic violence specialists and trainers in police departments. It is designed to increase the understanding of children’s exposure to domestic violence by officers responding to these situations.
Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: A Teacher’s Handbook to Increase Understanding and Improve Community Responses This handbook helps teachers learn about domestic violence and its impact on children and adolescents, recognize the signs that students may display when they are having difficulties, learn ways to support students and deal with challenging behaviors in school, and offer support and information about resources to parents who may be adult victims of domestic violence.
Common Misconceptions About Woman Abuse Here are some of the myths and stereotypes about woman abuse that isolate abused women and prevent them from accessing and receiving appropriate services.
Dating and Hooking Up Relationships This simple brochure gives an excellent overview about abuse.
Groupwork With Children Exposed to Woman Abuse: A Concurrent Group Program for Children and Their Mothers This excellent material is available for purchase from the Children's Aid Society of London and Middlesex.
Imagine: Celebrating 20 Years of the London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse Published in 2007 by the Women’s Mental Health and Addictions Action Research Coalition, this 134-page document facilitates connections between mental health, addictions and woman abuse.
Implementing a Woman Abuse Screening Protocol This commemorative booklet was dedicated to the women and children whose stories helped shape the vision of the London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse and keep it moving forward.
I Step Forward Educational and awareness campaign launched by the Mayor’s Task Force to End Woman Abuse through the City London. Includes resources and links about woman abuse.
LCCEWA Strategic Plan 2010 Coming soon!
Leaving an Abusive Relationship: Caring for You and Your Children Leaving an abusive relationship is a positive choice for you and your children. The process however, can still be difficult. It can also be difficult to make the transition alone. It is helpful to have the support of people who are experienced with helping women in abusive relationships. Your personal safety and your legal rights become more difficult to ensure when an abusive partner is involved.
Leaving an Abusive Relationship: Helping Your Kids Your children's behaviour may be different than usual. Remember that their lives have changed too. It is normal for them to be afraid, upset or angry. Even if they become extra quiet or try to please you all the time, they still need that little bit of extra attention and explanation about what is going on. It is especially important for children to know that the abuse was not their fault.
Making a Bigger Wave to End Woman Abuse: A Communication Plan for the Southwest Region, 2006 This report outlines a Communication Strategy for the southwest region to engage all citizens in building safe and strong communities. It includes a common vision to guide the work, goals and strategies to engage citizens in addressing woman abuse.
Not Blaming Women for Woman Abuse The responsibility for the abuse needs to rest on the abuser. It is the abuser's actions that are wrong. Women do not “choose abusers”.
Personalized Safety Plan for Abused Women A safety plan represents possible strategies that can increase your safety and prepare you in advance for the possibility of further violence. A safety plan is needed whenever the potential for abuse is identified.
Personalized Safety Plan for Children Witnessing Woman Abuse This guide was developed to support mothers in teaching their children some basic safety planning.
Responding to Woman Abuse: A Protocol for Health Care Providers An educational tool that demonstrates ideal practices for health care providers and assists the health care community to respond effectively to woman abuse.
Task Force on the Health Effects of Woman Abuse This report was published by the Middlesex-London Health Unit in response to the inquest into the March 1996 murder of Collingwood resident Arlene May by Randy Joseph Iles. It highlights the need for all partners in the health care, justice, community and private sectors to work together to prevent such tragedies.
Tips and Tools for Self-Advocacy This tool has been developed for women who believe that they may have been treated inappropriately or unfairly by either a professional or a representative of a community institution that they have sought assistance from.
Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships This web page examines the barriers women faces in making the choice to leave. The challenge is acknowledging why it is so difficult for women to live free of violence and examine ways in which community institutions and cultural values have the ability to perpetuate or to end woman abuse.