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Neighbours, Friends & Families

View and download pdfs by clicking on links below:

How you can identify and help women at risk of abuse (PDF)
Safety planning for women who are abused (PDF)
How to talk to men who are abusive (PDF)

To talk to someone who can help, call 1-855-225-0220
Or contact a transition house or shelter for abused women in your area: www.thans.ca

 

Press Release:
JUSTICE/STATUS OF WOMEN--Helping Neighbours, Families Help Victims of Domestic Violence
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Friends and families of victims of domestic violence will be better prepared to provide support with a new education program and toll-free information telephone line.

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education awareness program to help people spot signs of domestic violence and teach them to approach possible victims without making the situation worse.

"We can all play a role in identifying and stopping domestic violence in Nova Scotia," said Justice Minister Ross Landry. "People think domestic violence is a private matter and are unsure how to get involved. Domestic violence impacts all of us, and people who work with victims tell me we need to approach it as a community issue if we are going to make a difference."

Click here to read the full release.
 

Click on the links below to learn more:

How you can identify and help women at risk of abuse (PDF)

Are you worried that a friend or family member is being abused? Are you worried that a friend or family member is abusive or violent to his wife, girlfriend or partner? This program can help you learn about the warning signs of woman abuse and how you may be able to talk to about it with your loved ones.

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a campaign to help people learn about the signs of violence against women.

For more information, click here (PDF).
 

Safety planning for women who are abused (PDF)

Are you experiencing domestic violence or abuse by your partner, but aren’t sure how to protect yourself or find a safe place? If someone gave you this brochure, they are worried about your safety.

Domestic violence is deliberate and purposeful violence, abuse, and intimidation by one person against another in an intimate relationship. It happens when one person uses violence or threats that cause fear, physical or psychological harm. It may be a single act or a series of acts that form a pattern of abuse. We sometimes call this “intimate partner violence” or “family violence” or gender-based violence. Women are most often the victims and men are most often the perpetrators. It can happen in any relationship, including same-sex, transgender and intersex relationships as well.

This brochure describes some things you can do to keep yourself and your children safer. Neighbours, Friends and Families is a campaign to help people learn about the signs of violence against women.

For more information, click here (PDF).

 
How to talk to men who are abusive (PDF)

Are you worried that a friend or family member is abusive or violent to his wife, girlfriend or partner? This program can help you learn about the warning signs of domestic violence and how you may be able to talk to him about his abusive behaviour. 

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a campaign to help people learn about the signs of violence against women.

For more information, click here (PDF).