Take A Stand

Take A Stand Against Family Violence Campaign

What is Family Violence

Family violence means an abuse of power within a relationship of family, trust or dependency, and includes many forms of abusive behavior. Examples include emotional abuse, psychological abuse, criminal harassment, neglect, financial exploitation, destruction of property, injury to pets, physical assault, sexual assault and homicide.

Family violence has both short and long term effects. Children who witness violence in the home suffer emotional abuse as a consequence. Abusive behavior often results in the person feeling afraid and controlled.

If you are experiencing or witnessing family violence…seek help!

The following resources provided by the YWCA Canada: