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 in November.
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 can be found at www.alberta.ca.
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