Abuse

Common Abuse tactics

Common emotional abuse tactics: recognizing the signs and seeking support

At Shelter Movers Waterloo Region, the majority of the individuals we support have experienced some form of emotional abuse. Many abusers may use subtle tactics before eventually building to more persistent abusive behaviours. Emotional abuse involves attempts to frighten, control or isolate an individual, and may also include threats of violence directed toward you or …

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5 Myths about Abuse

In recent years, public conversations about intimate-partner violence and  gender-based  violence have become more commonplace, but misinformation about abuse persists. Recent media focus on violent crimes against women, such as the murders of Gabby Petito or Sara Everard, have drawn attention to some of the most pervasive misconceptions about abuse. Here are 5 myths about …

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Intimate Partner Violence in 2SLGbTQ relationships

Intimate Partner Violence in 2SLGBTQ+ Relationships

TW/Disclaimer: This article contains descriptions of domestic violence  June is Pride Month in Canada, an opportunity to highlight issues specifically pertaining to people in the 2SLGBTQ+ communities. In this article, we examine how stereotypes surrounding domestic and sexual violence shape how society approaches and understands intimate partner violence in 2SLGBTQ+ relationships. What is Intimate Partner …

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