Family Violence Prevention Resources
In Alberta, every November is Family Violence Prevention Month, a time where we focus on highlighting the issue of domestic abuse in Alberta and providing information and resources to help those experiencing it. According to the Alberta Government, Alberta has the third highest rate of self-reported spousal violence among Canadian provinces. COVID-19 has also increased the rates of family violence due to more time spent at home and fewer options available to escape.
What Does Family Violence Look Like?
It can happen to anyone, it doesn’t matter the person’s gender, relationship type, or preference
It can affect a person any age
Family violence can appear in many forms, including physical, mental, verbal, manipulation, isolation from friends and family
24/7 Family Violence Info Line: 310-1818
Chat online at www.alberta.ca/SafetyChat
Head to https://open.alberta.ca/publications/family-violence-during-covid-19 on what you can do with COVID-19 and family violence
How Can I Help?
Speak out if you see Family Violence and provide the victims with information on where to turn
Call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency
Contact Children’s Services at 1-800-387-KIDS (5437) to report child abuse
Head to https://www.alberta.ca/family-violence-prevention-month.aspx for more information and resources