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FAMILY VIOLENCE isn’t one act committed by one person. Communities, Governments, and friends can all be contributors to Family Violence. It wasn’t until 1983 that Canadian law outlawed marital rape [1]. “Family violence is more than just beating a partner or child. It’s the abuse of power to harm or control a person who was or is a family member.”[2] The Alberta Government now recognizes NOVEMBER AS FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION MONTH which replicates a campaign that was started in Hinton in 1986 [3]. So for the month of November we’ll be posting stories that hopefully help identify family violence so that communities are able to recognize there contribution to violence and find ways to end the abuse.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Don't be a Bully.

I heard about this very sad story today.

I remembered that in addition to November being Family Violence awareness month, the week of November 13th - 19th was National Bullying Awareness Week  .

I thought it might be a good idea to read those two links and think about how we can work individually and collectively to end Bullying.  I think that abusers are just grown up Bully's, exercising their power over another.


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