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 May 10th 2012, the Sexual Assault Response Team of Waterloo Region (SART) launched a community protocol for responding to sexual assault in our region! The first such protocol of its kind in Waterloo Region, its purpose is to 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.
Click here to download a PDF of the Sexual Assault Response Protocol for Waterloo Region: SEXUAL_ASSAULT_RESPONSE_PROTOCOL_-_Final_PDF_Version