This one hour recording is a conversation with Karen McAndless Davis, author of the book When Love Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships. This interview focuses on the potential impacts of the COVID 19 on those living with abusive partners, strategies for coping, staying safe, accessing support, as well as how we can extend care to those in our lives who we may be concerned about.
This is a brand-new experiment for us as we learn how to do our work remotely. We hope this resource will be of benefit and encouragement to those who are either experiencing family violence personally, or are supporting a family member, friend, neighbour, or co-worker during this challenging and disorienting time.
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This webinar series took place as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Our hope is that these presentations will encourage and equip faith leaders, pastors, and counsellors to respond to situations of domestic violence in their communities in ways that are prioritize safety, healing, and transformation.
Understanding Domestic Violence: Forms, Dynamics, and Myths Presenters: Dr: Zita Somakoko, Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence, Jaymie Friesen, Abuse Response and Prevention Coordinator MCC Manitoba
MCC is licensced to offer Active Bystander Training (TAB). This training teaches participants how best to intervene when they witness to abusive, isolating or stigmatizing behaviour.
It is suitable for school groups, faith communities, and organizations seeking to promote safer communities through direct, non-violent action.
We have trainers in our BC, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Ontario offices. Currently we are offering this training online. For more details go the our contact page to connect with the office in your province.
This program is delivered in partnership with Quabbin Mediation and made possible by funding from the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.
For people living with an abusive partner, staying home and avoiding all unnecessary contact with family and friends amidst the COVID 19 pandemic could be extremely unsafe. We must remember that not everybody lives in safety and often a crisis of this nature will exacerbate the abuse someone is already experiencing.
Please read the following article for insights and strategies on how to cope and stay safe during this time. Know that you not alone if the COVID 19 crisis has impacted the tactics your partner uses to control, isolate, and frighten you.
Emergency women’s shelters in Canada remain open. Please go to ShelterSafe to see where a women’s shelter is located near you. Each province and territory has crisis lines you can call if you are experiencing intimate partner violence and need support. See the list here.