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Published on December 18, 2007

Author: Chan

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Neighbours, Friends and Families:  Neighbours, Friends and Families Community Leaders Presentation Death Review Committee Findings 2003:  Death Review Committee Findings 2003 …in every case review we examined, family members, neighbours, and/or professionals had some knowledge of the escalating circumstance between perpetrators and victims. Death Review Committee Findings 2003:  Death Review Committee Findings 2003 …the importance of public education and thereby better informed friends, relatives and neighbours seems essential as a first line of defense in domestic homicide prevention. Death Review Committee Findings 2004:  Death Review Committee Findings 2004 …public education programs need to be increased to heighten awareness of the warning signs of symptomatic abusive behaviour and appropriate courses of action for victims, perpetrators and others to take in response Death Review Committee Findings 2004:  Death Review Committee Findings 2004 …in response to high risk cases, friends, neighbours, family and coworkers have an essential role to play as part of a wider coordinated community response. Death Review Committee Findings 2005:  Death Review Committee Findings 2005 …the greatest need continues to be educating all members of the community about the warning signs of domestic violence and the appropriate action necessary to prevent it…One example of how to raise the awareness about the warning signs of woman abuse as well as safety planning and risk reduction strategies is the Neighbours, Friends and Families Campaign. Neighbours, Friends and Families:  Neighbours, Friends and Families Neighbours, Friends and Families is a campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that people who are close to an at-risk woman or abusive man can help Neighbours, Friends and Families:  Neighbours, Friends and Families The campaign is a partnership between the Ontario Government, Ontario Women’s Directorate and the Expert Panel on Neighbours, Friends and Families, through the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children Slide10:  Since the campaign launch in June 2006, a growing number of people have become NFF champions in their communities… Neighbours, Friends and Families Slide11:  Neighbours, Friends and Families The long-term vision of the NFF campaign is that communities all across the province will implement the campaign and become champions for women who are abused. Neighbours, Friends and Families:  Neighbours, Friends and Families Being a champion means learning to recognize the signs of woman abuse and knowing what to do when you see it happening… It also means telling your colleagues, neighbours, friends and family about the campaign Neighbours, Friends and Families :  Neighbours, Friends and Families The intent of the campaign is to influence a change in attitudes about woman abuse so that the whole community recognizes it has a role to play in ending violence against women Slide14:  “Domestic violence is everybody’s business.” Sandra Pupatello, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues Overview of Materials for the Neighbours, Friends and Families Campaign:  Overview of Materials for the Neighbours, Friends and Families Campaign Neighbours, Friends and Families:  Neighbours, Friends and Families The NFF Campaign is adaptable – not based on a one size fits all solution. Each community must decide how best to use the materials in their unique local situations Neighbours, Friends and Families Voisins, amis et familles Kanawayhitowin Also available are suggestions for working inclusively in diverse communities Documentary:  Documentary Public Service Announcements:  Public Service Announcements Website:  Website www.neighboursfriendsandfamilies.on.ca Brochures & Safety Cards:  Brochures & Safety Cards English  French  Vietmanese Chinese Simplified Chinese Traditional Farsi Punjabi Perso Arabic Punjabi Gurmukhi Arabic Spanish Somali Korean Tamil Russian        Neighbours, Friends and Families :  Neighbours, Friends and Families Three goals of the campaign are to help neighbours, friends and family members: Recognize the warning signs of woman abuse Learn how to support abuse women and other affected by abuse Know resources available in the community and what those services offer Know your Community:  Know your Community Identify what community you wish to reach out to: An area or neighbourhood you live A social club or cultural association you belong to A faith community you are associated with Athletic club or sports association Slide27:  Start with who you know – Identify the people and groups you would like to introduce to NFF Using the Kit:  Using the Kit The material is designed to provide accurate woman abuse information to members of your community Bring your identified community together and structure your meeting to meet the needs of the group Acknowledge the strengths of your community to take on the issue of woman abuse by identifying and enlisting leaders to assist in getting the word out Using the Kit:  Using the Kit Identify the best forum suited to the group your are working with: Formal presentation Workshop Public forum Small conversation circle Using the Kit:  Using the Kit Enlist the help of local service providers for information packages or representative to present on the service they provide to your community Use local formal and informal networks to advertise your forum communication; news letter, bulletin, community bulletin boards Using the Kit:  Using the Kit The goal for your meeting: Create a supportive environment Get to know your group Learn about woman abuse and the role community members can play in supporting women Build a support system so the community know what to do Using the Kit:  Using the Kit Make the process inclusive as possible Reach out to members of your community that are familiar with the issue Consider the size of your group and the kinds of logistical support you will need Keep is simple and to the point Using the Kit:  Using the Kit Suggested focused topics to talk about What is woman abuse? Identify the types of abuse women experience Identify warning sign people might be witness to Discuss what safety plans consist of Discuss the effect of witnessing abuse on children Identify what neighbours, friends and families can do to support a women Using the Kit:  Using the Kit Follow up: have suggested activities for your group to participate in once the presentation is over: Support other local initiatives that might be organized over the year (e.g. International Women’s Day) Create a information distribution list of those who have attended to network information Support local organizations working to end woman abuse Suggestions and Cautions:  Suggestions and Cautions Do’s Suggest a theme or topic for the meeting Stay on time and schedule Be respectful and inclusive of everyone present Make sure everyone is heard Don'ts Accept disrespectful, shaming or blaming words and actions Don’t be a therapist or counselor, know the resources for supporting your group Don’t be afraid to say you don’t know an answer Overcoming your Hesitation to Help:  Overcoming your Hesitation to Help Points of Concern: You feel it’s none of your business You don’t know what to say Points to Consider: It may be a matter of life and death. Violence is everyone’s business Saying you care and are concerned is a good start Slide37:  Overcoming your Hesitation to Help Points of Concern: You might make things worse It’s not serious enough to involve the police Points to Consider: Doing nothing could make things worse Police are trained to respond and to use other resources Slide38:  Overcoming your Hesitation to Help Points of Concern: You are afraid his violence with turn against you and your family You think she really doesn’t want to leave because she keeps coming back Points to Consider: Speak to her alone. Let the police know if you receive threats She may not have had the support she needed Slide39:  Overcoming your Hesitation to Help Points of Concern: You are afraid she will become angry with you You feel that both partners are your friends Points to Consider: Maybe, but she will know you care One friend is being abused and lives in fear Slide40:  Overcoming your Hesitation to Help Points of Concern: You believe that if she wanted help she would ask for it You think it is a private matter Points to Consider: She may be too afraid or ashamed to ask for it It isn’t when someone is being hurt The Neighbours, Friends and Families Campaign:  The Neighbours, Friends and Families Campaign Most Ontarians feel a personal responsibility for reducing woman abuse... recognizing it is the first step Take the warning signs seriously

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