The Ministry noted that according to various studies and surveys, victims of family violence
in most cases are the most vulnerable family members, such as children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.
Section 18 of Alberta's 2003 Family Law Act, for example, required the court to consider "any family violence
, including its impact on the safety of the child and other family and household members, the child's general well-being, the ability of the person engaged in the family violence
to care for an meet the needs of the child, and the appropriateness of making an order that would require the guardians to cooperate on issues affecting the child." Section 37 of British Columbia's Family Law Act, passed eight years after the Alberta legislation, went a bit further.
The figures come as the federal government faces increasing pressure from the Greens, Labor and the unions to include a clause allowing for 10 days of paid family violence
leave in the national employment standards.
The Lamp article clearly emphasised that health workers are not immune to experiencing domestic and family violence
. Thank you to this nurse for sharing her story so openly.
Announcing the measures, Justice Minister Judith Collins said the high rate of family violence
The session also focused on the concepts of "Listening" and all forms and effects of family violence
, as well as the rights and duties of victims of family violence
Speck said being a Caucus allows members to have a non-voting seat on APHA's Governing Council, create policy and make statements that support the prevention of family violence
: defining 'violence' in the family sphere
It begins with providing a general overview of the issue of family violence
in Canada and in the U.S including statistics and an overview of group treatment effectiveness overall.
is viewed as a global public health epidemic, with abuse victims often being stigmatized.
There was a strongly held belief that family violence
referred to physical violence only.