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Family violence in Canada: a statistical profile 2006  
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-224-x/85-224-x2006000-eng.pdf

Provides current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada. Focuses on the criminal history of persons charged with spousal violence over a 10-year timeframe (1995 to 2004).

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Published: 2006
Child maltreatment: a public health issue

Examines the factors and conditions that contribute to child maltreatment and the relationship between child maltreatment and caregiver substance abuse.

Published: 2004
Midwives and the abuse of women and children  
http://www.internationalmidwives.org/Documentation/PositionStatements/English/tabid/759/Default.aspx

Presents the International Confederation of Midwives' position statement regarding the role midwives should play to help eliminate violence against women and children.

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Published: 2002
Crisis or creation? A systematic examination of “false memory syndrome”  
http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/Research/Trauma___Memory/Epidemic/epidemic.html

Examines the assumptions underlying "False Memory Syndrome," as well as the epidemiologial evidence, to determine whether there is sufficient empirical evidence to support it as a valid diagnostic construct. Demonstrates that the existence of such a syndrome lacks general acceptance in the mental health field, and that the construct is based on a series of faulty assumptions, many of which have been scientifically disproven. (See Details)

Published: 2002
Child abuse and neglect overview paper  
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/familyviolence/html/childabueng.html

Provides introductory information on child abuse and neglect. Includes definitions of abuse, outlines the extent of the problem, and identifies some of the impacts on victims and abusers. Also includes information on preventing and reporting child abuse, and provides a list of relevant services and publications.

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Published: 1997
Annotated inventory of research reports: completed through the five research centres on family violence and violence against women  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/femlukawiecky_e.html

Provides an annotated inventory of the 87 research reports produced through the five Research Centres on Family Violence and Violence Against Women and Children.

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Published: 1999
What do YOU think? A youth peer information package on violence  
http://www.gov.nf.ca/exec/wpo/wpo_publ.htm

Develped to help young people educate themselves and their peers about violence and to introduce publications, films and organizations that can inform youth about violence. Provides basic information, raises questions, and promotes discussion and reflection.

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Published: 1999
Violence against women: identifying risk factors  
http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/197019.pdf
Summarizes two studies that used different methodologies and samples to determine the extent to which physical and sexual abuse as a child or adolescent contribute to later abuse. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Analysis report: Inuit healing in contemporary Inuit society  
http://www.pauktuutit.ca/pdf/publications/abuse/AHFNuluaqInuitHealing_e.pdf
Identifies and defines Inuit healing and healers in the context of abuse and violence against women and children. Argues for more emphasis on Inuit healing in order to resolve the raft of social problems plaguing Inuit communities. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Women, what do these signs have in common?: recognizing the effects of abuse-related trauma
Discusses traumas related to childhood experiences of physical, sexual or emotional violence, often referred to as "abuse-related trauma."
Published: 2000