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Spousal abuse

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Definition: Physical or emotional injury to one spouse (partner in a marriage or common-law relationship) by the other.

These resources hae been developed by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA)  for Albertans experiencing domestic violence and the frontline service workers who assist them. Resources address family-based legal issues that Albertans fleeing domestic violence need to consider before and after they have left an abusive relationship. The series covers:

  1. Gathering Evidence of Abuse
  2. If You’re Thinking of Leaving
  3. Planning for an Emergency
  4. Preparing for Court
  5. What you need to know about… Emergency Protection Orders
  6. What you need to know about… Queen’s Bench Protection Orders
  7. Working with a Family Law Lawyer
  8. Writing an Affidavit

For a complete list of resources in the Families and the Law: Domestic Violence Series please visit CPLEAs publication page at www.cplea.ca/publications. Select Family Law from the drop down menu.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Protective orders, Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

This online resource is provided by Willownet, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. This resource includes information about restraining orders in emergency and non-emergency situations, as well as the process of getting a restraining order, and the steps to take after applying for a restraining order.

Related keywords: Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. This resource provides information about the types of protective orders available to people dealing with family violence in Alberta.

Related keywords: Child abuse, Family violence general resources, Protective orders, Spousal abuse

Alberta Resources

This list of resources from Springtide Resources (formerly Education Wife Assault) explores issues surrounding abuse in LGBTQ2S/same-sex relationships.

Related keywords: Racism, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Spousal abuse

This publication from Alberta Children and Youth Services (Prevention of Family Violence and Bullying Unit) explains the nature of abuse in LGBTQ intimate relationships. It then describes what you can do if you realize that you are in an abusive LGBTQ relationship or you are concerned about a friend who may be in such a situation. (PDF – 15 pages)

Related keywords: Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

The Calgary Domestic Violence Collective’s  purpose is threefold: to develop capacity to address domestic violence for professionals and allied professionals; to inform and influence decision makers around a framework for ending domestic violence; to ensure a collaborative and coordinated community response to domestic violence in Calgary and Area. Their website includes research reports on a variety of aspects of domestic violence. (Former name: Alliance to End Violence)

Related keywords: Family violence general resources, Research reports and institutes, Spousal abuse

Connect provides confidential 24-hour phone support and in-person services by appointment for people with questions about unhealthy or abusive relationships or sexual assault. Their website provides information on these topics, or call: Support Line: 403-237-5888 (Calgary area) or Toll-Free (in Alberta): 877-237-5888. They pledge to listen, suggest solutions and connect you with a network of people and agencies who can help - when you’re ready.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Spousal abuse

The Distress Centre offers a main crisis and addictions line as well as specialty phone lines providing crisis intervention and information and referral services 24/7, 365 days a year. Short-term crisis counseling is also available in person. 24 hour Crisis Line 403-266-4357.

Related keywords: Bullying, Child abuse, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Spousal abuse

This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Topics include: What Is Abuse? Getting The Police Involved; The First Court Appearance; The Trial; Your Legal Options; Family Law Issues; and, Finding The Resources You Need. This resource is also available for download in PDF form (11 pgs).

Related keywords: Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

This handbook is a compilation of the research, best practices, and knowledge that experts in the area of family violence would agree are essential to effective response by the criminal justice system.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

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