Sexual abuse

Sexual abuse

Native traditions in sexual abuse healing

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Charlene Avalos
Cyndy Baskin
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Vol 13, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the need for culturally safe and appropriate agencies. Introduces The Mooka'am program, named for the Ojibway word meaning new dawn, a program for Native survivors of sexual abuse in Toronto. 


 


Building bridges: linking woman abuse, substance use and mental ill health (summary report)

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English
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Louise Godard
Jill Cory
Alexxa Abi-Jaoudé
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BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre
Publication Date: 
January 2008
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Identifies the need for a women-centred framework as part of the solution to improve services that support women’s safety and health. Based on research, practice and women’s narratives confirming that violence is pervasive and central to the development of substance use and mental ill health.

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Includes bibliographic references.

Information sheet on assisting adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) through breastfeeding

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English
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This information sheet is based on the 2005 study “From Hurting Touch to Healing Touch: The Infant Feeding Experiences of Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)” by Penny Van Esterik and Karen Wood. The experience of CSA can often impact a woman throughout her life, and may affect infant feeding practices. Many lay and professional women find it rewarding to help other women who want to succeed with breastfeeding and overcome any possible obstacles. There are many invisible obstacles to having a good breastfeeding experience. One of these obstacles may be CSA.

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Information sheet on infant feeding for women who were sexually abused in childhood

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English
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
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National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This information sheet is based on the 2005 study “From Hurting Touch to Healing Touch: The Infant Feeding Experiences of Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)” by Penny Van Esterik and Karen Wood.  It states that for many women, the experience of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has a lifelong impact, and may affect infant feeding practices. Breastfeeding or seeing other women breastfeeding may trigger sudden intense emotional memories of abuse. Sexual abuse in childhood affects every woman differently. The birth of a child, and the breastfeeding experience, has for many women been a negative experience. For other women, it has been a healing experience.

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Shelley’s Story

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English
Translated Title: 
Le récit de Shelley
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Author: 
Jennifer Towell
DisAbled Women's Network Canada
Edition: 
Vol.11, No. 2
Publisher: 
Network/LeRèseau
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A woman speaks up about dealing with childhood sexual abuse, living with a chronic illness and bouts of depression for her own benefit and that of others facing similar challenges.

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14800039

Sexual violence and dislocation in women's acquisition of HIV in Manitoba

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Paper
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Iris McKeown
JA Hildes
Sharon Reid
Pam Orr
Shelley Turner
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the relationship between violence, engagement in risk behaviours, HIV exposure, and economic conditions.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Applying Inuit cultural approaches in the prevention of family violence and abuse

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English
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Online
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The Nuluaq Project
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Ottawa, ON

Addresses spousal, sexual, and child abuse in communities throughout Nunavut. Discusses Inuit traditional values, philosophies and practices as they pertain to the treatment and healing of abused and abusers.

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National strategy to prevent abuse in Inuit communities

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English
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Online
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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents a strategy that aims for a steady reduction in incidents of violence and abuse in Inuit communities, and the eventual return of
caring and respectful relationships.

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Research report: applying Inuit cultural approaches in the prevention of family violence and abuse

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Audrey Qamanirq
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Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores Inuit traditional values, philosophies, and practices as they pertain to the treatment and healing of both the abused and the abusers.

Doing it all: developing integrated support for women experiencing mental health, trauma-related and substance use problems

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Nancy Poole
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses integrated and women-centred approaches to treatment and support for women who experience mental health, trauma-related and substance use problems.

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ISSN 14963612
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