This page is devoted to all the wonderful brave people who have shared their domestic violence stories, feelings and experiences to help others.
These survivors had the strength to live through the Hell which is Domestic Abuse, the strength to fight it and break free, and are willing to help others in similar situations to realise that there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is hope and there is freedom.
At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, our vision is for all women in Canada to live free from violence.
Sexual assault and harassment are persistent forms of violence against women that are rooted in gender inequality.
hoping this time it will be okay even though the warning signs are still there.
For a comprehensive course on Domestic Violence and Abuse and its impact on children, we recommend the following online course provided by the Virtual College: Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse Online Course Bonnie's Teen Domestic Abuse Story - Bonnie was only 13 when her teen domestic abuse started.
Stalking and cyber-stalking are also forms of intimate partner abuse.
"I keep thinking if I just stopped and looked I would've seen the signs and could have ran away before it got to the point of being too scared to even leave the house.
Family violence is not a new phenomenon—it has probably existed since the beginning of time.
Anxiety can be described as the response to a future or possible threat. "Adverse childhood experiences, alcoholic parents, and later risk of alcoholism and depression." Psychiatric Services 53 Aug.
For children it may be where they are most vulnerable to assault, misuse or deprivation, ironically at the very hands of those who have a duty to safeguard and nourish them.
Even the elderly may have reason to fear those who should be their caretakers.