The EVPC recognizes that intimate partner violence does not always involve a male using abuse against a female. We have included resources that address women who abuse male partners or abuse that occurs within a same-sex relationship. Education, a safe environment, counselling and support play important roles in ending family violence.
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Legal Resource LegalAve is a free website that brings together legal resources from different organization in Alberta to help people dealing with family law issues. This includes information about separation and divorce, child support, custody, guardianship, parenting time, partner/spousal support,Read more…Making Connections – Moving Forward
Women’s Group Resource Making Connections – Moving Forward For women who have been impacted by control, violence and abuse in an intimate relationship. Group offers focus on issues related to the dynamics of abuse – cycle of violence, types of abuse, red flags, safety planning, the impact of abuse oRead more…Men’s Support Groups
Men’s Support Groups City of Edmonton Support groups for men: https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/for_family_individuals/mens-support-services.aspx Email: firstname.lastname@example.org From Chaos to Peace Free registered group Learn about abuse and control Safety planning and education Safe and suppoRead more…Momentum Walk-In Counselling
Group Therapy Resource Drop-In Group – Coping with Depression and Anxiety Wednesday 6:30-8:00 October 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 4, 2016 No Fee, No Registration 9562 82 Avenue EdmontonRed Flags in a Relationship
Relationship Resource Red Flags in a Relationship Check off the red flags that are in your past or future relationship. Be sure to check your own behaviours that are red flags. Once you recognize the behaviours, they can be changed. Lack of Communication - Difficulty talking about issues or expressRead more…Styles of Communication
Styles of Communication Aggressive Style: A person communicating in an aggressive style expresses his or her feelings in a way that violates the rights of another person. The aggressive person uses humiliation, criticism, sarcasm, insults or threats to get his or her point across. The goal of aggresRead more…SUPPORT AND CONSELLING SERVICES FOR MEN:
SUPPORT AND CONSELLING SERVICES FOR MEN: Edmonton and Surrounding Area: Edmonton Family Violence Treatment, Education and Research Centre #115 9303 – 34 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6E 5W8 Tel: (780) 439-4635 Fax: (780) 432-3333 Email: email@example.com Web site: http://www.edmontonvpc.ca/ Organizational AttrRead more…Talking to Your Children When There has Been Violence in the Home
Talking to Your Children When There has been Violence in the Home • Talk about it when they are ready. Offer to discuss the abuse whenever they are ready, or answer their questions. • Listen to them without interrupting. • Talk about their feelings. • Show understanding and empathy. • Tell them it’sRead more…The Emotionally Abused Woman, by Beverley Engel
Book Resource The Emotionally Abused Woman, by Beverley Engel If you feel unfairly criticized, controlled by others, or are afraid of being lonely, you could be suffering from emotional abuse. Now there is help in this compassionate sourcebook. Bevery Engel, a marriage, family, and child therapist,Read more…The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman
Book Resource The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman Words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, physical touching – learning these love languages will get your marriage off to a great start or enhance a long-standing one! Chapman explains the purpose of each “language” and shows yRead more…The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Relationships – John Gottman
Relationship Resource The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Relationships – John Gottman https://www.gottman.com/blog/the-four-horsemen-the-antidotes/ Even the most successful relationships have conflict. Our research has shown that it’s not the appearance of conflict, but rather how it’s managed tRead more…The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
Book Resource The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert With more than a million copies sold worldwide, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. JohRead more…The Verbally Abusive Relationship, by Patricia Evans
Book Resource The Verbally Abusive Relationship, by Patricia Evans In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You’ll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it haRead more…The Wounded Heart, by Dr. Dan Allender
Book Resource The Wounded Heart, by Dr. Dan Allender Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buriedRead more…Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook), by Matthew McKay PhD
Book Resource Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook), by Matthew McKay PhD If you are depressed, anxious, angry, worried, confused, frustrated, upset, or ashamed, please remember that you are not alone in your struggle with painful feelRead more…Types of Abuse:
Types of Abuse: Psychological/ Emotional Abuse Verbal Abuse • Name calling • Destructive criticism • Accusing Blaming • Yelling • Making humiliating remarks or gestures Pressure Tactics • Rushing a partner to make decisions through “guilt tripping” and other forms of intimidation • Sulking •Read more…Verbal Abuse Survivors Speak Out, by Patricia Evans
Book Resource Verbal Abuse Survivors Speak Out, by Patricia Evans If your partner: seems irritated or angry at you several times a week, denies being angry when he clearly is, does not work with you to resolve important issues, rarely or never seems to share thoughts or plans with you, or tells youRead more…What are Boundaries?
What are Boundaries? Having clear boundaries is important to have a healthy balanced lifestyle. Boundaries are rules and limits that people must use to let others know how they want to be treated in a way that’s respectful, safe and how they will respond when others cross their limits. BoundaRead more…Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft
Book Resource Why Does He Do That?, by Lundy Bancroft In this groundbreaking book, domestic violence expert Lundy Bancroft uses his unique perspective as a therapist for abusive and controlling men to help women, their children, and other family members who have been touched by abuse understand whyRead more…Women’s Support Groups
WOMENS SUPPORT GROUPS: Life Roots Counselling Services http://liferoots.ca/counselling/ 9915 – 82 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z1 587-400-0227 firstname.lastname@example.org Artful Recovery: Thriving After Abuse – This art therapy group in Edmonton empowers women to feel more in control of their lives. Healthy BounRead more…