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Hurting and Healing Series

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No place for violence: Canadian Aboriginal Alternatives

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Pieces of a Puzzle: Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse

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Reclaiming Self: Issues and Resources for Women Abused by Intimate Partners

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Being Heard: The Experiences of Young Women in Prostitution

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Within Our Reach: Preventing Abuse Across the Lifespan

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School-based Violence Prevention Programs: A Resource Manual

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This resource was developed to identify school-based programs that prevent violence against girls and young women, the primary targets of much abuse including dating violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment. However, boys and young men are also victimized by every form of violence described in this manual. Further, in light of the deaths of students in schools in Columbine, Colorado and Taber, Alberta in Canada, serious concerns about bullying and youth aggression at schools has come to the fore. As such, this resource manual presents school-based violence prevention programs that are relevant for girls and boys,, young women and young men.

The manual provides practical research- and expert-based information on school-based programs to prevent interpersonal violence. We review 79 prevention programs (18 in the French version). Each has research evidence, addresses unique “at-risk” populations, such as children with disabilities, or uses innovative approaches to engaging youth. Click here to view the entire report (English and French versions).

Bethany Domestic Conflict Lifeline Program Evaluation June 2001 ( View as PDF )

ACAV Youth Violence Prevention Project Phase I ( View as PDF )

ACAV Youth Violence Prevention Project Phase II ( View as PDF )

ACAV Youth Violence Prevention Project Phase III ( View as PDF )

An Assessment of the Needs of Young Adults Living in the Bow Valley: Challenges of the Resort Town Experience ( View as PDF )

Calgary Domestic Violence Committee, Action Committee Against Violence Protocol Project 1998-2001: Evaluation Report ( View as PDF )

8th & 8th Health Centre Domestic Violence Abuse Screening Guidelines: Implementation Evaluation ( View as PDF )

An Evaluation of the “Dare to Care: Bully Proofing Your School” Program ( View as PDF )

Evaluation of the Banff Society Against Family Violence ( View as PDF )

Exploring the Links Between Animal Abuse and Family Violence as Reported by Women Entering Shelters in Calgary Communities ( View as PDF )

The Feasibility of Creating a Family Advocacy Centre for Calgary ( View as PDF )

Women Hurting Women Workshops Evaluation ( View as PDF )


No place for violence: Canadian Aboriginal Alternatives

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Edited by Jocelyn Proulx and Sharon Perrault

No Place for Violence is the first in a series of books co-published by RESOLVE and Fernwood books. We are particularly pleased that our first publication presents the voices of First Nations peoples. No Place For Violence is a compilation of First Nations analysis, strategies and programs for addressing the problem of family violence in their communities. RESOLVE’s operating principle of partnership with the community is reflected in the studies that preceded the manuscript and characterized the production of the book itself. Our book series is designed to celebrate the productivity of our partnerships with the community.

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Pieces of a Puzzle: Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse

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Edited by Diane Hiebert-Murphy and Linda Burnside

Pieces of a Puzzle: Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse is the second in the Hurting and Healing Series of books co-published by RESOLVE and Fernwood Publishing. Pieces of a Puzzle presents a collection of work by Canadian writers and offers a comprehensive understanding of contemporary research on child sexual abuse. The various contributors discuss research and practice related to children, nonoffending mothers, offenders, families, the criminal justice system and prevention, and suggest new directions for future intervention and research.

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Reclaiming Self: Issues and Resources for Women Abused by Intimate Partners

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Edited by Leslie M. Tutty and Carolyn Goard

Abuse of women by intimate partners is a significant problem in Canadian society. The critical issues facing abused women include the resources, such as shelters and support groups, available to assist them in being safe. This book considers the many aspects of supporting and providing safety for women who experience abuse. Each chapter presents the results of recent Canadian research and documents the voices of women who share their experiences of having been abused by an intimate partner. Some authors focus on government polices, such as the criminal justice response and child protection services, which affect a woman’s ability to safely leave an abusive relationship. One chapter discusses the issues raised by the experiences of women abused by lesbian partners. Future challenges faced by abused women and the services and policies designed to protect them conclude the book.

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Being Heard: The Experiences of Young Women in Prostitution

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Edited by Kelly Gorkoff and Jane Runner

Being Heard examines, from their own perspectives and experiences, the lives of young women sexually exploited through prostitution. Putting their voices at the centre of its analysis, this book helps us more fully understand their experiences, the complex issues of sex-trade work and the best ways to respond to the issues. Beginning with a discussion of what little we know about youth prostitution, subsequent chapters address young women’s experiences with community and government programs, issues of self-identity, health and safety concerns, experiences of violence, factors that push young women into and may draw them out of sex-trade work, and the effectiveness of Canadian legislation in coming to the aid of young prostitutes. The books is based on a four-year research project undertaken with prairie women involved in sex-trade work as youth and those who provide programming for them.

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Within Our Reach: Preventing Abuse Across the Lifespan

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Edited by Christine A. Ateah and Janet Mirwaldt

Violence can be experienced at any age. The contributions to Within our Reach look at violence and abuse across the lifespan and discuss programs and policies designed to prevent such violence. Each chapter is co-authored by an academic and a community practitioner and addresses specific issues, highlighting the effects of violence associated with an age group. These include the physical punishment of children, sibling violence, bullying and other abusive behaviours occurring in childhood, dating violence, intimate violence experienced by immigrant women and abuse of the elderly. Although violence and abuse are ongoing, Within our Reach addresses many important efforts directed toward prevention that give rise to optimism that violence can be ended.

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