Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Campaign
This campaign was initiated to highlight the surge in domestic violence during the pandemic and self-isolation at home, and puts a spotlight on the question: “everyone says to stay home, but what if home is not safe?”
Residents and Faculty associated with The University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology worked with the Barbara Schlifer Commemorative clinic to create two IPV resource infographics, which draw awareness to IPV and provide local resources to both healthcare providers and those impacted by IPV. These posters are in line with ACOG and SOGC guidelines, and have been successfully distributed across the GTA in COVID-19 assessment centres, hospitals, and primary care settings.
iDetermine Live Chat
iDetermine is an online support tool for women experiencing violence and abuse. It provides a space where you can reach out for help that is safe, accessible, and private. Professionally trained counsellors are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, via live chat, text, and phone. 21 CWI volunteers have been trained to assist on this live chat support.
iDetermine helps you with emotional support, safety planning, referrals, and other practical information. iDetermine also offers a Safety Assessment Survey that helps you determine the risk of violence at home.
Please visit: https://www.idetermine.ca/
iDetermine.ca is a project led by The Redwood. The Redwood provides programs and services to support women and children to live and thrive without abuse, homelessness and poverty. We work for social change through learning, collaboration and advocacy.
The Redwood envisions a world where women and children live free from abuse and all other forms of violence and oppression.
The Redwood offers safety, healing and opportunities for growth for women and their children fleeing abuse. Families receive case management and counseling services from Resident Services Counselors, access to empowering and life-changing programs, and transitional support when they are ready to take the steps toward a new life.