Family Violence Prevention
It's up to all of us to work to end family violence and help spread the word about the resources available to people who may be experiencing it. To show your support for family violence prevention, wear purple this month and add the hashtags #WhereToTurn and #GoPurpleAB to your posts on social media.
If you or someone you know is affected by family violence, you can call the 24-hour Family Violence Info Line toll-free at 310-1818 to get help anonymously in more than 170 languages. If you are in immediate danger please call 911.
More information on Family Violence Prevention Month and community events that are planned this month can be found at www.alberta.ca/EndFamilyViolence along with further information on this page.
What is the Leduc and District Family Violence Prevention Team?
The Leduc and District Family Violence Prevention Team is a partnership of agencies covering Beaumont, Devon, Leduc, and Leduc County whose purpose is to provide education, awareness, and prevention initiatives around the region.
We currently offer a community based program, designed to help build relationships free from violence and abuse. This strength-based series is open to those who commit abusive acts as well as those who are the recipients. In addition, the group provides dollars towards one-on-one counselling sessions for children in these families.
The program runs twice a year for 13 weeks each. The counselling sessions are on an as-needed / as-available basis. Additionally, the group aims to provide education and awareness of family violence prevention through public events, partnerships with schools etc.
Both the counselling and the group sessions are referred via one of the partner FCSS agencies and are available to anyone. Victims of violence do not have to pay for the group sessions and counselling is available at little to no cost, depending on your individual circumstances. Costs for those who are charged with abuse are on a sliding scale.
For a confidential referral or more information contact your local FCSS office at:
Leduc County 780-979-2385
Find the information you need to help identify, prevent and deal with abuse, family and domestic violence. You can share these documents and links with anyone. You can always reach out to the Family Violence Info Line as well at 310-1818.
12. Types of Abuse
Family Violence Across the Lifespan Training:
Dates: November 30, December 2, 7 and 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MST
Organizations: The Today Centre
Details: Family Violence Across the Lifespan is a 2-Day interactive and engaging training that gives service providers a basic understanding of family violence. Participants will learn about types of abuse, the cycle of abuse, dispel common family violence myths, and understand barriers, safety planning and how to respond to disclosures. Participants will also examine the impacts of family violence on children, seniors, newcomers, and those in LGBTQ+ relationships. This training aims to develop skills to identify, respond and support clients within their organization and community.
Website and Details: https://www.thetodaycentre.ca/training
Registration: Please contact 780-455-6880 or email@example.com for more information and to register.
Legal Rights and Information:
Details: We are proud to partner with the Edmonton Community Legal Centre to have one of their staff lawyers virtually present on legal rights and information pertaining to divorce.
Please note this session is for service users.