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Working with Clients Who Self-Injure, EVA Notes

Self-injury behaviour (SIB) is when someone deliberately causes injury to one’s own body, without the intention to commit suicide or for body modification such as a tattoo or a piercing. SIB is also called non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) or deliberate self-harm … Continue reading

Domestic Homicide in Canada, EVA Notes

EVA BC is currently involved in a five-year project, Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP), which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The focus of the CDHPIVP project is to … Continue reading

Risk Identification, EVA Notes

Domestic violence related homicides account for 1 in 5 murders in Canada. On average, one woman is murdered by her partner every 6 days. And yet, domestic violence homicides are one of the most preventable of homicides. Risk identification is … Continue reading

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