Post aims to help break cycle of domestic violence – Monday Magazine
The statistics are sobering: 60 percent of BC residents know a woman who has been assaulted, and every week 1,000 cases of physical or sexual assault occur in the province.
In addition, one in six seniors aged 60 or over is abused and 800,000 children in Canada each year witness violence against a woman.
Even more serious, it is only cases of abuse that are reported. We know that many cases of abuse go unreported.
Additionally, we need to remember the people behind the statistics: each number represents a life torn apart by violence and abuse.
It is in this spirit that the Victoria News and Monday Magazine are proud to announce the publication of Finding Hope: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence, produced with community partners, the Victoria Foundation and Island Health.
In the post, we feature stories exploring some of the key issues related to spousal and family violence, as well as a wealth of resources – links to people and programs in our community that provide support to those experiencing violence.
The post is the latest in a series of award-winning community posts that have explored important issues ranging from the overdose crisis to mental health to the coronavirus.
The most recent publications included Financial Literacy Guide and February Coronavirus: Your Guide to the New Normal, which recently won first place at the BC-Yukon Community Newspaper Awards for COVID coverage.
This latest special report, Find hope, offers ideas, information and resources to help individuals and families experiencing violence, whether physical, sexual, emotional or financial. Find out about local opportunities to get help, talk to children and teens about domestic violence, risks to the elderly, and more.
Pick up the guide in the Greater Victoria area or read the electronic edition online here.
And stay tuned… we are working on many more exciting topics. Together we can make the community stronger.
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