Family violence

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Family Violence  

Family violence is the attempts by one person in an intimate relationship to dominate and control the other. It may include a single act of violence, or several acts forming a pattern of abuse using assaultive and controlling behaviour. This pattern of abuse may include: physical conflict, emotional abuse, psychological manipulation, degrading language or insults, financial control, sexual abuse, stalking, threats to harm children, family members, pets and property, and isolation from friends and family. 

The need to isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in families spending more time together at home. For individuals experiencing family violence, this means being trapped in situation with someone that makes them feel scared, unsafe or threatened. If you know someone experiencing any of these, you can offer them support by checking in with them, listening without judgment and respecting their decision on what to do next.

Everyone has a right to feel safe. It's time to Reach Out to those impacted by family violence and Speak Out about family violence.

For more information on where to turn or how to support someone you care about, please refer to the Family Violence Toolkit, call Family and Community Services for more information (780-464-4044) or visit the pages below

FCS - Family Violence Tool Kit - June 2020 (177.7 KB)

FCS - Family Violence Brochure - June 2020 (336.6 KB)

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If someone is in immediate danger 


Family and Community Services 

Strathcona County social supports 


A Safe Place 

Shelter for women who have been abused and their children 


Family Violence Info Line 

24-hour support 


Child Abuse Hotline  

In cases of abuse or neglect of a child 


For more information:

Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220

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Last updated: Tuesday, December 01, 2020
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