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OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
By Kai-Lee A. Klymchuk, Mary Cooper, Lynne Melcombe & Joan Braun, (2000)
2. What Do We Mean By Family Violence?
3. How Common Is Violence In The Family?
4. Familial Homicide
5. Criminal Harassment (Stalking)
6. Effects Of Family Violence
7. Is All Family Violence Criminal Behavior?
8. Application Of Civil And Legal Remedies
9. What Services Are Available In BC?
The BC Institute Against Family Violence was established in
1989 as a private, non-profit organization. The primary goal
of the Institute is to work to eliminate family violence by
(a) increasing public awareness and understanding of family
violence through education and dissemination of information,
(b) providing continuing education for professionals, (c)
planning, initiating and conducting research, (d) assisting
community organizations to plan, develop, provide and evaluate
services, (e) developing and distributing information and
resources to organizations with similar goals, and (f) assisting
organizations to develop policies related to all aspects of
family violence. The Institute works to facilitate and coordinate
interaction among various community, university and government
This overview is intended to provide general information in
areas that fall within our accepted definition of family violence,
which is presented below. Our review includes discussion of
the reported recent prevalence on both a national, and where
possible, local level, of violence in the lives of men and
women in intimate relationships, children, youth, people with
disabilities and older adults. Theories and explanations for
violence are not featured in this overview; instead, we make
an attempt to present a variety of research findings together
with the sources of this information in order to allow the
reader to come to his or her own conclusions.
Do We Mean By Family Violence?
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