Risk assessment for extended/conjugal family violence: Addressing the gaps

In the 2015-2016 needs-assessment, it emerged that current models of service and tools for risk assessment in Edmonton are ill-suited to handling violence done via extended social networks of kin and community. Violence is largely understood and handled as occurring within the nuclear family or from one intimate partner to another. Apparently, there is neither … Continue reading Risk assessment for extended/conjugal family violence: Addressing the gaps

Seniors facing intimate partner violence: At the crossroads of sexism and ageism

Shirley married Kenny when she was 20 years old. She was surprised when he noticed her and asked her out. He was outgoing and popular; she was quiet and shy. He had big dreams for their life together. Kenny liked the house kept clean and meals on the table promptly at 6 p.m. In 1949, … Continue reading Seniors facing intimate partner violence: At the crossroads of sexism and ageism