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Mean streets? The social locations, gender dynamics, and patterns of violent crime in Winnipeg

Reveals that male violence against women they know is a social problem deserving of serious public attention and response. Suggests a need to re-examine the strategies being used, including the zero-tolerance policy implemented in 1993. PDF required to read.

Published: 2000
Silent and invisible: a report on abuse and violence in the lives of older women in British Columbia and Yukon

Presents a series of recommendations that respond to older women’s expressed needs for emotional support, education, information, and a safe living environment, and ways to shatter their isolation.

Published: 2001
Handbook for health care professionals  
http://www.abusehelplines.org/information_for_professionals.pdf

Offers information and advice to health care professionals to help them understand woman abuse and identify, assess, help, and communicate with victims. Discusses myths about wife battering, the challenges facing women in leaving abusive relationships, and principles of intervention. PDF required to read.

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Published: 2002
Spousal abuse policies and legislation: final report of the Ad Hoc Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group Reviewing Spousa  
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/fv-vf/rep-rap/spo_e-con_a.pdf

Identifies three key objectives of any criminal justice response to spousal abuse: criminalizing spousal abuse; promoting the safety and security of the victim; and maintaining confidence in the administration of justice. It recommends the retention of pro-charging and pro-prosecution policies in spousal abuse cases as well as the development and enhancement of supporting programs, services and structures. Also in PDF format.

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Published: 2001
Nursing best practice guideline: woman abuse: screening, identification and initial response

Offers nurses a repertoire of strategies that can be adapted to various practice environments in order to facilitate routine universal screening for woman abuse by nurses in all practice settings. PDF required to read.

Published: 2005
Women's rights for a safer tomorrow

Provides a handbook for women who are being abused by their partner. Includes information about the law and services available in Alberta.

Published: 2002
Information for professionals  
http://www.abusehelplines.org/info_professionals.php

Provides links to related sites that can help service providers such as members of the health care professions, social services, justice services, and community groups to develop intervention procedures and protocols that meet the needs of abused women. PDF is available via this link.

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Published: 2002
Dating violence amonst New Brunswick adolescents: a summary of two studies

Examines the prevalence of as well as attitudes towards dating violence among New Brunswick heterosexual adolescents. In pdf.

Published: 2000
Legal options  
http://www.abusehelplines.org/info_victims.php#where

Provides links to Web sites that explain the various legal options open to women who have been abused.

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Published: 2002
Violence against women and girls  
http://www.criaw-icref.ca/indexFrame_e.htm

Provides research findings and statistical information on violence against women. Describes who is most likely to be abused. Offers suggestions for what one can do to help stop violence against women.

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Published: 2000, 2002