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

EVA BC Newsletter, Fall 2019

Our Fall 2019 Newsletter features these articles by keynote speakers at our November 2019 Annual Training Forum in Vancouver: Supporting Survivors Across the Years by Myrna McCallum, a Metis-Cree lawyer Understanding Gender-related Killings of Women and Girls in Canada 2018 … Continue reading

EVA BC Newsletter, Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 newsletter features an article, Counselling Women with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, contributed by Dr. Margret Newbury Jones from SHADE Consulting and Counselling. In addition to updates on EVA BC initiatives, other items in this edition include an … 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