Violence in Family Relationships
Anyone can be a victim of family violence, regardless of their age, race, economic status, religion, sexual orientation, or education. While men can be victims of family violence, women represent the overwhelming majority of victims. It is consistently identified as one of the most common forms of violence against women in Canada.
Many of our programs offer support to women and children who have experienced gender based violence. Violence and abuse can take on many forms and affect individuals, couples, and families differently. Here are some statistics on gender based violence:
- Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16
- 61% of all Canadians say they personally know at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted
- Young women, aged 15-34 years, have the highest risk of experiencing violence (Source)
CFSPD works to strengthen families and communities to reduce family violence by offering a number of helpful counselling programs including:
- Individual, Couple and Family Counselling and Psychotherapy
- The Partner Assault Response (PAR) program
- The HEAL Network services
- The Safe Centre of Peel (SCoP)
We can also help by making referrals to other resources such as, housing, legal, or financial support.
We also offer support and counselling services to people of all genders who have experienced violence and trauma. Reach out to us for information on any of our programs.
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