Home visitation to prevent family violence: The potential and the challenges

What is home visitation? According to the Alberta Home Visitation Network Association (AHVNA), ‘Home visitation is a voluntary free-of-charge program for Alberta families with children from newborn to six years of age. Priority is given to children in the 0-3 years age range.’ (Link) Through weekly visits, home visitors can confer with parents to strengthen … Continue reading Home visitation to prevent family violence: The potential and the challenges

Supported inter-agency referrals for survivors – A new model of action is needed

What is a referral? In medicine, referral is the transfer of care for a patient from one clinician or clinic to another by request.  Generally speaking, it is an act of referring someone or something for consultation, review, or further action. What are the steps involved in performing a referral? How should a referral be … Continue reading Supported inter-agency referrals for survivors – A new model of action is needed