Cycle of violence

What is the cycle of violence? You may have heard people asking “Why doesn’t she leave?” when they hear about a woman experiencing domestic violence. The cycle of violence explores why women stay in abusive relationships for reasons beyond low self-esteem, isolation, family pressures and lack of community support. The cycle of violence looks at the repetitive nature… Continue Reading

What is a pattern of control?

Patterns of control can take different forms in different relationships. In some relationships, stopping you from taking medicine you need is a pattern of control. Someone threatening to kill or hurt themselves when you try to leave the relationship might be part of a pattern of control. If you have a disability and access support, taking away that support in order to control you is another example of a pattern of control.

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Understanding abuse and violence

Verbal Abuse and harassment includes put downs, insults, name calling, swearing, yelling aggressively and persistent checking up on your partner or former partner. Psychological and emotional abuse can include humiliation, threats, insults, harassment, checking her phone / Facebook, monitoring daily routines and ongoing criticism all contribute to psychological and emotional abuse.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer

The Engage2Change program partners are all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) safe spaces. The Engage2Change program is inclusive for all men who wish to attend to working towards non-violent and respectful relationships.

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