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  • 1.Neighbours Friends and FamiliesAn Ontario Model Program to Address Violence Against Womenin Workplaces and Communities

2. Agenda Putting the Pieces Together The NFF Campaign core content Evolution: Community Coordination Workplace Strategy Legislative Changes Evaluation & Lessons Learned 3. NFF ObjectivesEngage the public in the issue Teach everyone the warning signs and risk factors Identify 3 Vital Behaviours everyone can do Practice Safe & Effective Interventions 4. 1. The NFF Campaign core content 5. PurposeNeighbours, Friends and Families is a campaign to raise awareness of THE SIGNS OF WOMAN ABUSE so that people who are close to an at-riskwoman or abusive man can help.5 6. PartnershipNeighbours, Friends and Families is a partnership between the Ontario Government and the Expert Panel on Neighbours, Friends and Families, through the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children. 6 7. Why Focus on Woman Abuse?A gendered strategy to address domestic violence in communities and workplaces 8. Domestic Violence 3 Types Situational couple violence most common / arguments escalate to violence CoerciveAbuse Woman control* abusive partner controls and coerces Violent Resistance victim of coercive control fights back Johnson / CLASP 20068 9. Woman Abuse Highest risk cases (DVDRC) Most serious injuries(Stats Can) Preventable (because predictable) Impact on children is devastating Cant change what you cant name9 10. Ontario Domestic Homicide Death Reviews2006: 26 women / 6 men* / 12 children 2007: 21 women / 11 men* / 3 children *All but one of the male deaths were suicides after killing their partner.Death Reviews -All cases from 2002-2007 92% of violent perpetrators were male Ontario Domestic Violence Death Review Committee - 200810 11. NFF Model Program The Domestic Violence Death Review Committeethe greatest need continues to be educating all members of the community about the warningsigns of domestic violence and the appropriate action necessary to prevent it.One exampleis the Neighbours, Friends andFamilies Campaign.(DVDRC 2005) 11 12. Tragedy in Windsor Hospital Lori Dupont killed by Marc Daniel at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital November 2005 Many people tried to help Added complexity Shared workplace, victim & perpetrator Power issues, nurse and doctor 12 13. Critical Events and Opportunities Critical Events Visible warning signs and risk factors Should raise possibility of danger Opportunities A chance to intervene Can be missed because of uncertainty ormissing information Organizations and individuals are unprepared 13 14. 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Women at Greater Risk Women with disabilities Aboriginal women Young women (16 24) 18. Safety Planning for Women Developing a Safety plan Getting Ready to Leave Leaving the Abuser After LeavingReferral Information: The Assaulted Womens Helpline18 19. When someone you care about isacting abusively: Approach him when he is calm Tell him that you are concerned for the safety of his partner and children and that there is help for him Recognize that confrontational, argumentative approaches may make the situation worse and put her at higher risk19 20. 20 21. 21 22. Brochures & Safety Cards Available in: Arabic Russian Chinese Simplified Somali Chinese Spanish English Tamil Farsi Vietnamese French Swahili (New) Korean Creole (New) Punjabi Indian Kirundi (New) Punjabi Pakistani Lingala (New) 23. Neighbours, Friends and FamiliesWebsites www.neighboursfriendsandfamilies.ca www.kanawayhitowin.ca www.voisinsamisetfamilles.ca23 24. The Take Away all campaigns How to Intervene Safely and Effectively 3 Things Everyone Can Do! 25. Know the Rule of Isolation Isolation is a factor that is always present insituations of woman abuse It could even be considered a necessaryconditionAs the abuse escalates the isolationbecomes more profound 26. Behaviours Designed to InterruptIsolation 1. Learn to Recognize signs of abuse 2. Respond - Dont sit alone with suspicionsand questions 3. Seek help and take appropriate action Refer to professionals SEE IT NAME IT CHECK IT 27. The Journey to InterventionSee it! Pay attention, recognize the warning signsName it! Break the rule of isolation!Talk to someoneCheck it! Use the experts to figure out what to do next 28. Practice Safe and Effective Interventions Use NFF information and tools in community and workplace settings to respond to domestic violence Provide NFF training and engagement strategies to raise confidence and skills to support early interventions Understand woman abuse as a community and workplace issue where everyone has a role to play. Safe families make for safe communities 29. You dont have to be a hero or fix the situation.Caring about the people around us, paying attentionto them when there are signs of trouble and responding appropriately is radical social change. Little things count 30. How it Works Engaging The Potential and Power of Everyday RelationshipsRelatives FriendsCo-Workers YOUNeighbours CommitteesManager 31. YOU 32. 2. The Evolution of Neighbours, Friends &Families Legislative 33. Local Beginnings 2002 London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse in Ontario begins development and pilot of Neighbour 2 Neighbour (N2N) Campaign, modified from a model developed in San Francisco. 34. Development of NFF Resources 2004 - 2008 Expert Panel struck to develop a comprehensive provincial public education and awareness raising campaign 2005 NFF Community Campaign formally launched 35. Liberals elected 2003 Priority: Domestic ViolenceOWD Consultations DVAPN2N Neighbours, Friends and FamiliesPublic Education Campaign 36. OWD Launched NFF 2005 Neighbours, Friends and FamiliesPublic Education Campaign 37. OWDNFF Lead Local Communities Neighbours, Friends and FamiliesPublic Education Campaign MCSS Funding for DV Coordination MAG OVSS Community Grant Program 38. NFF Regional Coordination South West Region Regional Domestic Violence Coordinating Committees (10 communities) develops a regional strategy for implementation of NFF in communities 39. NFF Regional ImplementationMCI OWDProvincial Campaign MAG OVSSCommunity Grant ProgramMCSSFunding for DV Coordination 40. NFF Regional ImplementationMCI OWDProvincial Campaign MAG OVSSCommunity Grant ProgramMCSSFunding for DV Coordination 41. Coordination isKey to Change Government / public / private aligned - collaboration Communities working together on shared goals Supporting each other Sharing knowledge Making resources go further Improving services 42. 54 Court Jurisdictions 45 VAW Coordinating CommitteesSWRCC 43. Building Safe and Strong CommunitiesDomestic Violence Action PlanNFF - Public EducationMAG - OVSSMCI -OWD MCSSCommunity Grants Lead Ministry for ProvincialDV CommunityProgram ImplementationCoordination Opportunities for projectProvincial vantage point Opportunity for greaterinnovation in citizen and enables information sharing, coordination in community engagement at connectivity, support for local communities, and between local levelefforts, ongoing strategycommunities, using NFF asthe link Community Implementation 44. NFF Funding OWD VJF FundingOVSSCCC Funding NFF WorkplaceStrategy 45. Becoming A Workplace ChampionLevel 1: Information Introduce campaign and materials to all employeesLevel 2: Education 1 hour presentation to all employees Level 3: Sustainability Train the Trainer (2 day) / Intervention Workshop (1 day)45 46. The Workplace Strategy - Rationale 1. Provides program to follow Easy entry level the quick win potential for provincial consistency uses existing infrastructure of organizations2. Ensures all employees receive information 3. Reduces risks by preparing employees to: Recognize warning signs and high risk factors Respond appropriately Make referrals 4. Provides DV education - Bill 168 46 47. There is nothing special about Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital this tragedy can happen anywhere.Mary Benson Albers HDGH HR Director 48. Why Workplaces Need to Be Involved Most workplaces are unprepared Many employees are affected directly and indirectly Multiple concerns such as security, health, performance, productivity In 9 out of 10 workplace incidents, the victim later confides in a co-worker Employers & co-workers can make a difference The workplace is where the victim can be found by her abuser.48 49. The Workplace Components 1 Hour Presentation (PPT core content) 2 Day Workplace Train the Trainer Program 2 Day Senior Management Training Intervention Workshops (See it Name it Check it) Workplace Champion Recognition Links with existing community resources49 50. How it Works50 51. Build the List 52. Start from Where You Are 53. Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Be the change! 54. How many people? 55. 2009 Lists Results!!! Over 100 organizations recognized Most CC member agencies 21 Ministries in West Region Cities of Windsor, London 3 Municipalities 3 Hospitals Bruce