Domestic violence, also referred to as “intimate partner abuse”, is a crime in Canada. It does not always involve physical violence, and can include other forms of maltreatment such as constant threatening, psychological/emotional, financial/material, spiritual and verbal abuse. It can also include sexual assault.
It is primarily committed by men against women, but can also be committed by women against men, or in same-sex relationships. Domestic violence transcends all boundaries and stereotypes. It is found at all income and education levels, in all social classes, religions, races and cultures.
Domestic abuse results from an imbalance of power and control in a relationship. For more information, please go to http://www.satcontario.com/en/about_sa_violence-domestic.php.
Domestic Violence Services We Provide
- Health assessment
- Physical examination/injury assessment
- Health teaching
- Consultation/referral to Emergency Department physician for injury assessment/investigation
- Community resource referrals
- Safety assessment and planning
- Forensic documentation
- Forensic photography
- Forensic evidence collection
- Assist with Police reporting (if client wishes)
- Immediate crisis support and referrals to community agencies, as required
- Assist with criminal injuries compensation applications