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Separation SupportGroup

Our Separation Support Group will be meeting
July 10th 10 am - 12 pm
August 28th 5:30 - 7:30 pm
at the Community Centre

Community Peer run support group to
assist those in their journey of
separation or challenged with domestic abuse.

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Resources from May 16th Workshop


REPORT: Creating Safety in BC Courts: Key Challenges and Recommendations:

The Hidden, Deadly Epidemic in Partner Violence


HELP Toolkit: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence for Family Law Legal Advisers


Marginal note: Abduction in contravention of custody or parenting order

Domestic Violence Death Review Committee

Post-Separation Abuse Wheel (attached)

Jane Monckton Smith Domestic Homicide Timeline TED talk


CCFWE Economic Abuse Screening Tool


Legal Abuse Scale


Recent News which will be important in upcoming months:

Submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council on April 19th, 2023 the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Reem Alsalem - on Parental Alienation


Book Recommendations:
1. Coercive Control in Children's and Mothers' Lives - Dr.Emma Katz
2. Why Does He Do That? - Lundy Bancroft
3. When Dad Hurts Mom - Lundy Bancroft
4. See What YOU Made Me Do - Jess Hill
5. Know Your Rights and Claim Them - A Guide for Youth - Amnesty International, Angelina Jolie, Geraldine Van Bueren
6. In Control - Dangerous Relationships and How They End in Murder - Jane Monckton-Smith
7. Coercive Control - Evan Stark
8. Fix the System, Not the Women - Laura Bates


Podcasts to listen to:

1. The Trap -Victorian Women's Trust and Jess Hill

2. She is Your Neighbour

3. Talking Papers with Haley Hrymak - episodes 4, 6 & 7

Supports available in Nanaimo, BC:

~RCMP 911/non-emergency line and can be connected to RCMP Victim Services 

~Haven Society - drop in Monday to Friday 1-3 pm - crisis line 24/7 1-888-756-0616

~Crisis Line - 1-888-494-3888 

~Justice Access Centre -

~RB Separation Support - @RBSeparationSupport on Instagram

~Mamas for Mamas - - 4535 Uplands Dr #102 - Karma Market (snacks, clothing, diapers)

~Cedarwoman House - 250-591-5580 -

~Nanaimo Regional General Hospital - Forensic Nurse Examiners available 24/7 via Emergency Department 

~Brooks Landing Mental Health Support - Walk-in Crisis Counselling Clinic - Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.-

~Vancouver Island Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program (VISCAN) - Referrals for this program are accepted from MCFD, First Nation agencies, healthcare providers and the police.

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