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Definition: In a dating relationship, when one person tries to dominate the other emotionally, physically or sexually.

The purpose of this site is to provide plain language information about the law to victims of violence in intimate relationships and their supporters. Willownet provides legal information that may help you if you are experiencing violence in a relationship. The site has information that is helpful on: facts about abuse, effects of relationship violence, what the law says about abuse, leaving the relationship safely (safety plan), taking your kids with you, pets, Protective Orders (EPOs, QBPOs) and going to court. The site also provides links to other family violence resources.

Related keywords: Bullying, Child abuse, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Protective orders, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Spousal abuse

These resources hae been developed by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA)  for Albertans experiencing domestic violence and the frontline service workers who assist them. Resources address family-based legal issues that Albertans fleeing domestic violence need to consider before and after they have left an abusive relationship. The series covers:

  1. Alberta’s Protection Against Family Violence Act
  2. Child Custody and Parenting Orders
  3. Domestic Violence: How the Police Can Help
  4. Emergency Protection Orders (EPOs)
  5. Exclusive Possession Orders
  6. Financial Support Options
  7. Gathering Evidence of Abuse
  8. If You’re Thinking of Leaving
  9. Leaving an Abusive Relationship… If you are not a Canadian citizen
  10. No Contact Orders – Flowchart
  11. Peace Bonds
  12. Planning for an Emergency
  13. Preparing for Court
  14. Queen’s Bench Protection Orders
  15. Renting and Domestic Violence: Ending Your Lease Early
  16. Restraining Orders
  17. Serving Documents on an Abusive Party
  18. Working with a Family Law Lawyer
  19. Writing an Affidavit

For a complete list of resources in the Families and the Law: Domestic Violence Series please visit CPLEAs publication page at www.cplea.ca/publications/. Select Family Law from the drop down menu.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Protective orders, Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

This online resource is provided by Willownet, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. This resource includes information about restraining orders in emergency and non-emergency situations, as well as the process of getting a restraining order, and the steps to take after applying for a restraining order.

Related keywords: Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

Alberta Resources

This list of resources from Springtide Resources (formerly Education Wife Assault) explores issues surrounding abuse in LGBTQ2S/same-sex relationships.

Related keywords: Racism, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Spousal abuse

This publication from Alberta Children and Youth Services (Prevention of Family Violence and Bullying Unit) explains the nature of abuse in LGBTQ intimate relationships. It then describes what you can do if you realize that you are in an abusive LGBTQ relationship or you are concerned about a friend who may be in such a situation. (PDF – 15 pages)

Related keywords: Relationship violence, Spousal abuse

Youthlaw.ca is a website of the Children's Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC). CLERC offers legal advice, information, referrals and services to children and youth.The Legal Topics section of their website offers answers to some common questions asked by youth regarding their legal rights.  Lawyers at CLERC provide representation to young people 19 years of age and under who have nowhere else to turn for legal support.

Related keywords: Adoption, Bullying, Child support, Common law relationships, Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Health issues, Landlord and tenant, Marriage, Relationship violence, Sexual assault

Calgary Counselling Centre is a charitable organization committed to providing compassionate, professional, and affordable counselling services to Calgarians. They offer counselling and group programs for individuals, couples, parents, families, and youth to help them resolve emotional and social problems. In addition to its may group and individual program services the Centre also offers a Male Domestic Abuse Outreach Program which provides counselling, advocacy, social service referrals (housing, financial aid, legal guidance, support) to men and their families experiencing domestic abuse of all forms.

Related keywords: Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Health issues, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment

CLERC offers legal advice, information, referrals and services to children and youth.The Legal Topics section of their website offers answers to some common questions asked by youth regarding their legal rights.  Lawyers at CLERC provide representation to young people 19 years of age and under who have nowhere else to turn for legal support.

Related keywords: Adoption, Bullying, Child support, Common law relationships, Custody and access, Divorce and separation, Drugs and alcohol, Health issues, Landlord and tenant, Legal services, Marriage, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment

Connect provides confidential 24-hour phone support and in-person services by appointment for people with questions about unhealthy or abusive relationships or sexual assault. Their website provides information on these topics, or call: Support Line: 403-237-5888 (Calgary area) or Toll-Free (in Alberta): 877-237-5888. They pledge to listen, suggest solutions and connect you with a network of people and agencies who can help - when you’re ready.

Related keywords: Elder abuse, Family violence general resources, Relationship violence, Sexual assault, Spousal abuse

This publication from Alberta Children and Youth Services ((Prevention of Family Violence and Bullying Unit) explains how you can tell the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy or abusive one. It also discusses how you can stay safe in the dating scene and still have fun, as well as what you can do if you find yourself in an abusive dating situation or how to help a friend in such a situation. (PDF – 13 p.) 

Related keywords: Relationship violence

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