May is Sexual Assault Prevention Month. Ontario recognizes this month is a time to raise awareness about the devastating impact of sexual assault and focus on the measures being taken to stop violence and support survivors Since the province-wide lockdown due to COVID-19, there have reports of increased incidents of sexual violence across the province against young children and both women and men. Survivors of sexual…
The Cycle of Violence
The cycle of violence is typically thought of as a representation and explanation of ongoing violence within a relationship. Relations between the participants go through identifiable stages that repeat themselves until at least one participant physically and emotionally withdraws from the interaction with the intention of abstaining from interaction permanently.
The Equality Wheel
The equality wheel illustrates the concepts of equality in a relationship. The outside dark area of the wheel is the non-violence that is or should be used in a relationship. The inner spokes are forms of non-violent interactions and behaviors. These sections are held together by the use of respect, equality and non-violence.
Relationships & Technology
Cyber violence is the use of technologies (computers, cellphones, social networking or other devices) that is used to bully, harass, stalk, threaten or intimidate. Often this behavior is a form of verbal or emotional abuse perpetrated online.
Read More about Cyber Violence Safety Planning Handout
Relationships can develop with a number of people: family members, friends, co-workers, and people you are dating. Everyone has the right to be involved in healthy relationships. Read More Healthy Relationships Handout
Children and Sexuality
The way we think and feel about sexuality affects how we talk to children about it. We need to come to terms with our own views, values and beliefs about sexuality before discussing them with a child. The following will help in discussing sexuality with a child: Talking to your children about Sexuality