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The following resource is part of the Family Violence Initiative, funded by the RCMP. Find similar tools by searching for the FVIF tag or consult the list of available resources.

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"If you are a woman experiencing abuse or if you have previously been abused, this book is intended to help you.(...)
If you are a worker who offers support and counselling, or a friend or family member of a woman experiencing abuse, you may find this book helpful as well.  
For friends and family members, we have added a chapter beginning on page 70.

Content is constantly being updated. For the most recent edition, visit and follow the links to the publications on violence.
For additional resources, visit"

  • Section regarding Older Women: p. 12-13
  • Useful websites: p.86
  • Directory of Agencies and Services: p.88

Source: Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women


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