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Family Violence Can Affect Anyone: Learn Where to Turn

March 30, 2020 | Canada

Stress and isolation during this time can make abusive family situations worse.  Family violence is any form of abuse or neglect that a child or adult experiences from a family member, or from someone with whom they have an intimate relationship. It is an abuse of power by one person to hurt and control someone who trusts and depends on them.  Family violence affects Canadians in all types of families and relationships-no matter how old they are, where they live, or how much money, education or type of job they have. It can affect people of every race, religion and sexual orientation.  Common forms of family violence include physical, sexual, emotional, financial abuse and neglect. If you have concerns about the safety of family, friends or neighbours during this time, please contact the police, child welfare services in your region or call/email the Access Line for Information, Service or Support at 1-888-536-3599 or access@iicanada.net.

Read more about the common forms of violence and how to access support by clicking on this link.

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