This page provides links to helpful resources, which provide important information for service providers.
The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2016: A Focus on Family Violence in Canada. “This report sheds light on a topic that can be hard to talk about. Family violence often remains hidden. Working together, we can unravel why, when, where, how, and to whom family violence happens and improve our efforts to support healthy Canadian families.” Click the link to learn more: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/publications/department-ministere/state-public-health-family-violence-2016-etat-sante-publique-violence-familiale/index-eng.php?utm_source=provinces_terr&utm_medium=email_en&utm_campaign=cpho_report_16
INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children:“Globally, hundreds of millions of children — up to one billion — have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence in the past year. INSPIRE: seven strategies for ending violence against children identifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children.” Click the link to learn more: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/inspire/en/
Abuse in Pregnancy: Information and Strategies for Prenatal Education. This online guide will give individuals providing prenatal education information on identifying potential situations of abuse and provides strategies and resources to support women through the situation. Information is provided about risk factors for abuse in pregnancy, the impact of abuse on women and children, screening for abuse, disclosure and legal issues. Available online at: http://www.beststart.org/resources/anti-violence/pdf/bs_abuse_lr_f.pdf
SART Protocol. Sexual Assault Response Protocol Launched in Waterloo Region.
On December 14 2017, the Sexual Assault Response Team of Waterloo Region (SART) launched an updated Protocol for responding to sexual assault in Waterloo Region! SART is a community coordinating committee made up of 21 partner agencies from the criminal justice sector, the health sector, the education sector, and the social services sector. The purpose of the Protocol is give service providers a broader foundation for the work they do. The Protocol establishes a common understanding and framework for the provision of services to victims/survivors of sexual violence, enabling greater coordination and collaboration between community partners. The accompanying Toolkit provides concrete tools and information on providing support and services to survivors, including survivors from diverse and marginalized communities.
SART Protocol and Toolkit available online at: http://www.sascwr.org/sart-protocol