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Vicarious Trauma and Resilience, EVA Notes

Anti-violence workers are largely aware of the existence of vicarious trauma, or VT, and the impacts it can have on helpers who are indirectly exposed to traumatic events through emotionally engaging with and hearing the stories of their clients. This … Continue reading

Advancing Gender Equality, EVA Notes

Advancing gender equality has been identified as a priority by Canada’s federal government, which has mandated Status of Women Canada to lead the development of a Federal Strategy Against Gender-Based Violence. Gender-based violence is understood as a both a product … Continue reading

When Disasters Strike, EVA Notes

North American case studies and first-hand accounts indicate that violence against women is likely to increase after a disaster. In the aftermath of disaster, whether it be natural or human-made, community-based anti-violence organizations in the affected area are likely to … Continue reading

Summary of Domestic Violence Risk Factors, MPSSG

This 2-page Summary of Domestic Violence Risk Factors from the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General articulates 19 domestic violence risk factors within the categories of: Suspect History Access to Weapons/Firearms Complainants Perception of Risk Relationship History Download … Continue reading

Gender-Based Needs Assessment, EVA Notes

As part of the Western Canada Sexual Assault Initiative (WCSAI), EVA BC undertook a gender-based needs assessment and analysis in partnership with community-based anti-violence programs in five regions of BC: The Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Okanagan/Kootenays, the North West, and … Continue reading