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How Can You Help A Friend?

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Be A Friend. Listen, believe them and take it seriously. Talk to someone who can help (Counsellor, teacher, doctor, police etc.) Don’t confront the person who has hurt your friend. It could be dangerous for both of you. Let your friends know that it is not their fault. It is the abuser’s fault. Realize that…

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My Body Belongs to Me

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Typical Long-Term Effects of Women Abuse on Children by Age

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Infants Disruption in eating and sleeping routines Fearful reactions to loud noises Excessive crying Physical neglect Delays in development Preschool Children Low self-esteem Frequent illness Poor concentration Eating and sleep disturbances Post-Traumatic stress * Fear Separation anxiety Anger and aggression Clinging Withdrawing Hitting, biting Inappropriate sexual behaviour Cruelty to animals Destruction of property Problems in…

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Board of Directors Information Package

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS – OVERVIEW The Board of Women In Crisis (Algoma) Inc. is a policy Board and is responsible for the hiring of the Shelter Directors.  They, in turn, are accountable to the Board and responsible for the day to day management, supervision and administration of the agency, including all aspects of human resources. …

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Child/Youth Safety Plan

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SAFETY PLANNING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH EXPOSED TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE It is important to vary protection planning according to the age and skills of each child.  With kids’ safety plans, less is more. A small number of precautions that can be remembered and carried out in an emergency can be more useful than an extensive…

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Dear Mom

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I wanted to write this to you because I wish someone had written it to me years ago. Five years ago, two police officers and a CAS worker brought my two boys and I to Women In Crisis. My partner had lost his mind late one night and things went bad quickly. My four year…

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Programs & Services

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Please follow this link, Programs & Services flyer 2017  to download and print a flyer of our Programs and Services. Thank you. Veuillez suivre ce lien, Programmes et services 2017 pour télécharger et imprimer un feuillet expliquant nos programmes et services. Merci.

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How To Protect Yourself

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Trust Your Feelings:If you’re feeling scared, confused, or just uncomfortable, there’s probably a good reason. Remember That You Could Be At Risk:Anyone can be a victim. It’s easier to think about protecting yourself if you know it could happen o you, no just to other people. Think About Situations That Could Be Or Are Unsafe:Avoid…

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Books for children who have experienced/witnessed abuse and violence

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I Said NO! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private. Helping kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts can be a daunting and awkward task for parents, counselors and educators. Written from a kid’s point of view, I Said No! makes this task a lot easier. The book uses kid-friendly language and illustrations to help…

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Risk Factors: Am I in an abusive/unhealthy relationship?

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Have you ever felt scared of her/his temper? Do you need to justify everything you do, everywhere you go, and everyone you see to avoid his/her anger? Do you feel confused when s/he puts you down but then says, “I love you” ? Are you afraid to end the relationship because s/he has threatened to…

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