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Supporting Sex Workers’ Safety, EVA Notes

Sex work can be defined as “the exchange of money for sexual services provided by a consenting adult” (Living in Community, 2018). Sex workers include women, men, and transgender and nonbinary individuals. About 80-95% of sex work takes place indoors, … Continue reading

Non-Fatal Strangulation, EVA Notes

Non-Fatal Strangulation is shockingly common in intimate partner violence, but often goes undisclosed. It’s very important that both survivors and advocates working with them are aware that injuries arising out of strangulation may not become apparent for days, weeks or … Continue reading

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

CBVS – Access to JUSTIN

This 4-page EVA BC Information Bulletin discusses the implications for victims/survivors of power-based crimes and staff related to Community-Based Victim Services (CBVS) workers’ lack of access to JUSTIN. This was developed as a follow-up to a teleconference discussion EVA BC … Continue reading

Funded Family Justice 211 Report Service

EVA BC Information Update, December 2018 Section 211 of the BC Family Law Act authorizes courts to order reports that assess the needs of a child, the ability of a party to satisfy those needs and/or the views of a … Continue reading