Research and Resources

Domestic Violence
Training: Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Leave

Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA)

Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre

Learning to End Abuse (Center for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children)

Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

World Health Organization - Preventing Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Violence Against Women

 

Statistics
Domestic Violence Factsheet

Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre

Family violence in Canada: A statistical profile, 2016

Measuring violence against women: Statistical trends
Released on February 25, 2013

Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics Profile Series

Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile

Sexual Assault in Nova Scotia: A Statistical Profile, May 2009

 

Educational resources/toolkits for health professionals
Responding to Domestic Violence in Clinical Settings (Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Prehospital Care; Women's College Hospital)

Intimate Partner Violence in Older Women: What Home Healthcare Clinicians Should Know

Behind Closed Doors: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

Intimate Partner Violence and Alcohol: Fact Sheet

Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women: Taking Action and Generating Evidence

 

Training modules/literature for health professionals
Responding to Domestic Violence in Clinical Settings: e-Learning Program

Guidelines/policy for domestic violence/intimate partner violence/abuse for the health sector (primary healthcare/emergency departments National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings

Family Violence Intervention Guidelines: Child and Partner Abuse

Family Violence Prevention Program Significantly Improves Ability to Identify and Facilitate Treatment for Patients Affected by Domestic Violence: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Innovation Exchange

Primary care Identification and Referral to Improve Safety of women experiencing domestic violence (IRIS): protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial

Preventing Physical and Psychological Maltreatment of Children in Families Review of Research for Campaign FOR Action on Family Violence: Summary of Findings

Family Violence Intervention Guidelines: Child and Partner Abuse

Family Violence Prevention Program Significantly Improves Ability to Identify and Facilitate Treatment for Patients Affected by Domestic Violence: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Innovation Exchange

Primary care Identification and Referral to Improve Safety of women experiencing domestic violence (IRIS): protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial

Preventing Physical and Psychological Maltreatment of Children in Families Review of Research for Campaign FOR Action on Family Violence: Summary of Findings

 

Aboriginal Resources

Aboriginal Healing Foundation publications

A Compendium of Aboriginal Healing Foundation Research
(from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation Research Series)

Final Report of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (2006):

From Truth to Reconciliation - Transforming the Legacy of Residential Schools (2008)

Historic Trauma and Aboriginal Healing  (2004)

WARRIOR-CAREGIVERS: Understanding the Challenges and Healing of First Nations Men - Resource Guide (2005)

Additional documents from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation can be found at:www.ahf.ca/publications

 

Aboriginal Women's Health and Healing Group
Annotated Bibliography of Aboriginal Women's Health and Healing Research (2005)

 

Government of Canada publications

A holistic framework for Aboriginal policy research (2004) 
Avaliable in English and French

Abuse is Wrong in Any Culture  (Department of Justice)
Avaliable in EnglishFrenchInuinnaqtunInuktitut, and Labradorimiut

Inventory of Family Violence Prevention Resources - Aboriginal (Public Health Agency of Canada)

Sections include:
Information sheets, Booklets, & Fact sheets
Guides, Manuals and Toolkits
Reports & Articles

 

Pauktuutit Inuit Women’s Association
Abuse Prevention Services in Inuit Communities: Analytical Report The Nuluaq Project: National Inuit Strategy for Abuse Prevention

Inuit Healing in Contemporary Inuit Society Nuluaq Project: National Inuit Strategy for Abuse Prevention -Making our Shelter Strong: Training for Inuit Shelter Workers Participant Handbook

Research Report: Applying Inuit Cultural Approaches in the Prevention of Family Violence and Abuse

 

Educational resources/toolkits for health professionals
Responding to Domestic Violence in Clinical Settings (Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Prehospital Care; Women's College Hospital)

Intimate Partner Violence in Older Women: What Home Healthcare Clinicians Should Know

Behind Closed Doors: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

Intimate Partner Violence and Alcohol: Fact Sheet

Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women: Taking Action and Generating Evidence
 

Training modules/literature for health professionals
Responding to Domestic Violence in Clinical Settings: e-Learning Program

Guidelines/policy for domestic violence/intimate partner violence/abuse for the health sector (primary healthcare/emergency departments National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings

 

Sexual Violence

Nova Scotia
Sexual Violence Prevention

Training: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres

Antigonish Women's Resource Centre

Avalon Centre

Sexual Assault in Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Municipality

Common Misconceptions about Sexual Assault

 

Canada
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime

Kids Help Phone - Sexual Assault and Harassment

Women Against Violence Against Women

Sexuality and U

How to help a friend who has been sexually assaulted

Provincial Strategy on Sexual Assault Services (NB)

Government of New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

Newfoundland & Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre

Province of Quebec - Sexual Assault

Prevalence and Nature of Sexual Violence in Nunavik

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (ONT)

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis (ONT)

Sexual Assault Crisis Program MB)

Saskatoon Sexual Assault Centre (SK)

Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services

Victim's Info (BC)

Yukon Women's Directorate

Settlement Roadmap (NT)

Frequently asked Questions about Violence and Girls and Young Women

G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

Impact of Sexual Harassment Victimization by Peers on Subsequent Adolescent Victimization and Adjustment: A Longitudinal Study (2009)

National Institute of Justice - Topical Collection: Rape and Sexual Assault

Restorative justice in cases of domestic and sexual violence: Healing justice? (2008)

Together for Girls: Scope of the Problem – Sexual Violence Against Girls(Centre for Disease Control)

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)
Full Report.pdf
Toolkit.pdf
Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence: Program Activities Guide
Sexual Violence Prevention: Beginning the Dialogue
Understanding Sexual Violence

 

Additional Resources
Centre for Research on Sexual Violence (Simon Fraser University)

Sexual Violence Research Initiative

Rape Prevention and Risk Reduction: Review of the Research Literature for Practitioners

World Health Organization (WHO) - sexual violence