Violence Abuse and Prevention

Goal of the Program

The goal of the program is to reduce violence against women within the African Canadian community through culturally sensitive and language specific services. The program engages clients through providing information and support on violence prevention, public education workshops/group discussions on relevant issues, supportive group and individual counselling, referrals and peer support services.

 Target Groups

What is Woman Abuse?

Woman abuse is any verbal threat or physical force used to create fear and control what a woman does.With all abuse, the abuser has more power than the victim. The abuser is always the one responsible for his or her behaviour. Abusers often use alcohol as an excuse. But the real cause is their need to use violence to control another person. 

What is Woman Abuse?

Woman abuse is any verbal threat or physical force used to create fear and control what a woman does.

With all abuse, the abuser has more power than the victim. The abuser is always the one responsible for his or her behaviour. Abusers often use alcohol as an excuse. But the real cause is their need to use violence to control another person.

 

Forms of Abuse

A woman can be abused in different ways. Following are just some examples:

Physical abuse

 


 Psychological or emotional abuse

Threats

Control

Verbal abuse

Sexual abuse

Neglect and isolation

Financial abuse or exploitation

Spiritual abuse

Information on abuse courtesy of Education Wife Assault.

For more information, please contact us at 905-460-9514 or Fax905-460-9769.