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Spousal abuse

A total of 22 records were found for Spousal abuse
Definition: Physical or emotional injury to one spouse (partner in a marriage or common-law relationship) by the other.

The purpose of this site is to provide plain language information about the law to victims of violence in intimate relationships and their supporters. Willownet provides legal information that may help you if you are experiencing violence in a relationship. The site has information that is helpful on: facts about abuse, effects of relationship violence, what the law says about abuse, leaving the relationship safely (safety plan), taking your kids with you, pets, Protective Orders (EPOs, QBPOs) and going to court. The site also provides links to other family violence resources.

Related keywords: Bullying, Child abuse, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Protective orders, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Spousal abuse

Albertans affected by family violence can get help through the government and community organizations located across the province.

Related keywords: Child abuse, Family violence general resources, Harassment, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Spousal abuse, Victim support and victim rights

This kit has been designed for landlords, property managers and anyone else who works on-site or has access to residential rental units. It will help you understand the role you can play in preventing domestic violence on your premises. It also provides basic information on dealing with domestic violence when it does occur. For more CPLEA resources on abuse and violence in a relationship see: www.willownet.ca and www.cplea.ca/publications/abuse-and-family-violence/

Related keywords: Family violence general resources, Landlord and tenant, 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

Today Family Violence Help Centre is an Edmonton based, non-profit organization that offers a safe place for individuals victimized by family violence to access free, confidential, emotional and practical support. Today Centre provides short-term support through risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of immediate needs, and supported referrals.

Related keywords: Child abuse, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, 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

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