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.

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

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

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

Supports for Family Violence

Are you concerned about someone you know?

Often in situations of family violence, the abuser may limit the victim’s contact with friends, family and other potential supports. During this period of physical distancing and social isolation, individuals experiencing family violence will likely have less access to external supports such as churches, schools, families and work colleagues. These individuals may also be unaware of the services currently being offered.

It is up to all of us to help. As family, friends, neighbours and colleagues, we can be a lifeline to those experiencing domestic violence.


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 


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Child Abuse

The Zebra Child Protection Centre is proud to unveil a brand new video, giving a voice to victims of child abuse and highlighting the important role the Zebra Centre plays in providing a safe place where kids can tell.

Healthy Relationships

Relationships can be complicated and look and feel different. Healthy relationships counteract the development of violence, because they are built on a foundation of trust and mutual respect and safety (both emotional and physical, and are balanced in giving and receiving.

We all deserve to feel safe. The issues surrounding family violence are complex and impact everyone, whether directly or indirectly.  Working together to support healthy relationships in our community is foundational in addressing and preventing family violence. 

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


For more information:

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

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Last updated: Monday, June 15, 2020
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