At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, our vision is for all women in Canada to live free from violence. The long-term experience of being abused can destroy a woman’s self-confidence, making it more difficult for her to believe that she deserves better treatment, that she can find the courage to leave, or that she can manage on her own.That’s why we invest in violence prevention programs that teach teens how to create safe and healthy relationships. Aren't men just as likely to be victims as women? If a woman is being abused, why doesn't she just leave the relationship?  The Violence Against Women Survey, Statistics Canada, 1993.We located the article and moved it to our own server, so if you tried to read this before and couldn't find it, it's here now. As with all articles on this website, opinions given are those of the authors alone. Publication on does not imply endorsement or agreement on the part of ADULT VICTIMIZATION IN FEMALE SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD VIOLENCE AND ABUSE: THE CONTRIBUTION OF MULTIPLE TYPES OF VIOLENCE (abstract), Helene Flood Aakvaag, Siri Thoresen, Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Grete Dyb, THE INTERSECTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD VICTIMIZATION: UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES, DEVELOPING A COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE (online tutorial), Rural Victimization Project, Institute for Family Violence Studies, School of Social Work, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL., Jeffrey L. Mbilinyi and Sudha Shetty, Judicial Council of California Administrative Office of the Courts, Center for Families, Children, & the Courts, San Francisco, CA: March 2003.- Studies indicate that 30-43% of children in the United States have witnessed some form of physical violence between their parents.This violence can have a profound effect on preschoolers cognitive and emotional development.
Sources Domestic abuse is often a gradual process, with the frequency of assaults and seriousness of the violence slowly escalating over time.
There is also a civil code section under the Domestic Violence Protection Act.
This civil code protects partners who are in dating relationships or same sex relationships.
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