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‘Barriers’ in Canada’s Legal System Complicating Fight to End Domestic Violence

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A recent CBC series is investigating the impact of intimate partner violence in Canada, and has found that victims often have no where to go when looking for shelter after an incident. According to Statistics Canada, intimate partner violence makes up nearly one-third of all police-reported violent crime. Conflicting definitions of domestic violence and the […]

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Women, Children Turned Away from Shelters in Canada

March 5, 2020 Tri City Transitions

Women, children turned away from shelters in Canada almost 19,000 times a month https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/womens-shelters-turned-away-domestic-violence-1.5483186  

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Sophie’s Story

March 28, 2019 Tri City Transitions

At 6 years of age Sophie is a budding philanthropist focused on social justice issues. She attends Leigh Elementary School in Coquitlam, B.C. where she recently participated in a “Change Maker” project. Sophie’s vision to make a difference in her community focused on helping moms and children who are fleeing domestic violence. She created a […]

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Children Who Witness Abuse: A Resource for Educators

August 30, 2018 Tri City Transitions

It’s back to school time in Canada, and teachers are gearing up for the year ahead. But many educators feel ill-equipped to support students who are experiencing violence at home. From our children’s and parenting support counsellors, we offer this resource on helping children who have witnessed abuse. The students that have been exposed to […]

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5 Refreshing Reads on Identity and Relationships

August 16, 2018 Tri City Transitions

Building off our post about the growing medium of podcasting, we’re back at it this week with some book recommendations. With e-books and audiobooks exploding onto the scene, it’s easier than ever to soak up knowledge and entertainment in book form. There are millions of books featuring relationship and life advice, so we’ve attempted to […]

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4 Attachment Styles: Breaking It Down

July 27, 2018 Tri City Transitions

Have you ever thought about why you seem to be the clingy one in the relationship? Why you tend shy away from asking for support? Why you avoid intimacy/closeness? Or simply why you’re self-confident and are able to seek support from your partner? Well, the four attachment theories help explain these defining features in relationships. […]

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5 Misconceptions of Abuse: Breaking Down the Myths

July 20, 2018 Tri City Transitions

What do you picture when you think of an abusive relationship? Perhaps you think of bruises or screaming matches, but what about drained bank accounts or frosty silence? Because domestic violence isn’t frequently discussed, there are many misconceptions that circulate around it. We’re hoping to spread awareness and bust some of the following myths with […]

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Relationship Podcasts: 4 Podcasts You Should Listen To

July 12, 2018 Tri City Transitions

Podcasts are entertaining, but could they also increase people’s access to meaningful advice? That’s a question many hosts are exploring as they delve into subjects from sexuality to mental health. The podcast medium is increasingly popular, perhaps due to streaming services such as Apple Podcasts. There are shows covering endless topics, you can listen to […]

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Emotional Intelligence: What Is It and How Do I Develop It?

July 5, 2018 Tri City Transitions

So you’ve heard of IQ, but what about its lesser-known cousin, EQ? There’s not a MENSA or a reliable test for “emotional quotient,” but this unique intelligence can be far more important when it comes to social interaction. What is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional intelligence (EI), sometimes called EQ, can be loosely defined as “the ability […]

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Rationalization: The Power of the Mind

June 27, 2018 Tri City Transitions

Did you know that rationalization is a form of self-deception? This defense mechanism can keep individuals stuck in abusive relationships. As Craig D. Lounsbrough said: “How many times has our conscience. . . prompted us to ‘draw the line,’ and we showed up with an eraser?” Victims rationalize their abuser’s behaviour in various ways, for […]

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