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Strathcona County Speak Out

Reach Out. Speak Out. Family Violence Prevention

Reach Out. Speak Out.

Build healthy relationships and end family violence.

Start the Conversation!

Family, friends, neighbours and colleagues play an important role in keeping us all safe. Family violence has to stop. Healthy relationships are the answer. Talking encourages healthy ways of interacting with each other.

It may be difficult to start a conversation on relationships but it’s critical to increase the people around you as well as your own health, safety and support.
How do you start the conversation? Be authentic, respectful, check your emotions, open your mind and remember its ok to talk about your personal well-being and relationships.

What is the White Ribbon Campaign?

The White Ribbon focuses on building understanding of what, we as a community, can do to stop family violence. The White Ribbon Campaign is part of an international movement that symbolizes people’s commitment towards positive relationships. 

What does it mean to wear the White Ribbon?

Show your support towards ending family violence and building healthy relationships by wearing a white ribbon in November.

In November, pick up your white ribbons at any Strathcona County facility.

Who can wear a White Ribbon?

Everyone has a role in creating a safe, strong community. We encourage everyone to be a champion and lead the way.

For more information on community education and awareness, call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 or email familyandcommunity@strathcona.ca

 

Click here if you need help and to find more resourcesClick here to learn how you can help with Family ViolenceClick here to be part of the change in reducing Family Violence in the County

References:

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters. Awareness campaigns. Retrieved September 27, 2016 from  https://www.acws.ca/awareness-campaigns

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, Silent Witness Exhibit 2016  Retrieved September 26, 2016 from https://www.acws.ca/

Alberta Human Services. (2016, September 26). Family violence prevention and promoting healthy relationships. Retrieved September 27, 2016 from http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying/14839.html

Mindyourmind. Retrieved September 27, 2016 from https://mindyourmind.ca/wellness

Mindyourmind. Retrieved September 27, 2016 from https://mytoolkit.ca/atoz-wellness/

New Zealand Ministry of Social Development. (2016). Family violence it’s not ok: It is ok to ask for help.  Retrieved September 27, 2016 from http://areyouok.org.nz/                                

The City of Edmonton. (2016). Family violence prevention.Retrieved September 27, 2016 from  https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/for_family_individuals/family-violence-prevention.aspx

University of Calgary Social Work. (2016). SHIFT the project to end domestic violence. Retrieved September 27, 2016 from http://preventdomesticviolence.ca/

White Ribbon. (2016). Who we are. Retrieved September 27, 2016 from  http://www.whiteribbon.ca/who-we-are/

 

Last updated: Thursday, November 03, 2016
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