Records management guidelines – March 2022

We are pleased to share a new edition (updated from the 2006 edition) of the EVA BC’s Records management guidelines: Protecting privacy for victims/survivors of violence. These guidelines provide clear instruction for those handling sensitive client information on what they … Continue reading

Providing Coordinated Services to Mature Minors

This CCWS Information Bulletin provides general guidelines to the anti-violence sector on providing coordinated services to minors. Working with minors will always require a case by case basis analysis to determine if they are capable of making decisions about their … Continue reading

Coercive Control, EVA Notes

Coercive control is present in the lives of many, if not most, of anti-violence workers’ clients. The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) describes coercive control as “omnipresent and psychological in nature, affecting all … Continue reading

Trauma-informed Organizations, EVA Notes

Anti-violence workers are disproportionately impacted by vicarious trauma. Many have experienced violence and trauma themselves. To better meet the needs of people who have experienced trauma, including survivors of gender-based violence, Trauma-informed practice (TIP) is being applied across numerous sectors … Continue reading

Clare’s Law, 2019

EVA BC has prepared a helpful background document, Bill M217: The Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Act: British Columbia’s Clare’s Law, in response to 2019 provincial legislation and questions related to this issue. We explain why Clare’s Law, the Interpersonal Violence Disclosure … Continue reading

Eating Disorders and Trauma, EVA NOTES

The August edition of EVA Notes provides a brief overview of three common eating disorders, and the link between eating disorders and trauma. Anyone of any gender, age, race, size, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation can develop an eating … Continue reading

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