Take a look at the most recent data available on intimate partner violence from police (collected using the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey) and victimization data (collected using the General Social Survey). How are these two data sources alike? How are they different? What are their respective limitations? What do they each tell us about the prevalence and severity of IPV in Canada? Provide your responses to these questions in 400 words.
What is the value of theory to the study of family violence? Which theory in the reading for this module do you think best explains the cause of domestic violence? Why? Explain your answer in 400 words, or 1.5 pages (typed, double-spaced). (Attached in the email MD4FVI2001)
Read: Family and Domestic Violence Strategy 2016–2019, developed by the Australian Government.
Available online at: /publications-and-resources/family-and-domestic-violence-strategy-2016-2019“>https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/about-us/publications-and-resources/family-and-domestic-violence-strategy-2016-2019.
Assignment: In 400 words, discuss why the Australian Government believes that the strategy needs to describe in detail the role and responsibility of all partners. What are some of the actions proposed?
View: What would be some of the challenges a person could face if this person:
was woman identified, a person with a disability, and has experienced violence?
What do you believe Bonnie Brayton, Executive Director of Disabled Women’s Network Canada (DAWN) meant by the sentence below?
“They are vulnerable because we do not think to create an environment for them in which they are not.” Provide your response to the two questions above in 400 words or more.
Implication: What were your impressions when viewing the two graphs on gender that were developed by Statistic Canada in 2018, (both graphs are attached to the email)? Do you believe that these are truly inclusive of all genders?
Provide the response to these questions in 500 words.
View: Trauma in the Brain video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-tcKYx24aA.
- What have you learned about the impact of trauma on victim’s brain function?
- How does trauma manifest itself in people’s brain?
Provide the responses to these questions in 400 words.
Varcoe, C. (2016) Webinar: From Trauma-Informed to trauma and violence informed webinar. Online at: ca/knowledge-hub/trauma-informed-and-violence-informed“>www.vawlearningnetwork.ca/knowledge-hub/trauma-informed-and-violence-informed.
Also view the PowerPoint available at the same link.
Write a one-page reflection paper (double sided) on the importance of trauma and violence informed lens in the health system for women that have experienced violence in their lives.
Consider: Thinking about violence across the lifespan and on various topics of family violence included in this course, think about the following questions and provide your responses to these questions in 400 words.
Consider the language used in the media, the articles read, the videos viewed so far; what is similar and what is different in the description of:
intimate partner violence
violence against older adults
violence against men
violence against older women
violence against older men
Video produced by the Love Shouldn’t Hurt Campaign.
Why do you think so many people do not report what they see or hear?
Provide your response to this question in 400 words.
Consider: Read the following news articles and consider the various ways in which technology is used by abusive partners and ex-partners to control, coerce, stalk and harass their victims. Through writing 400 words, describe how abusers use technology to facilitate their violence and discuss the challenges in addressing this “new breed of domestic violence.”
Nicholson, K., & Kubinec, V.-L. (2018, October 29). “I felt so violated”: Ex-husband charged after Winnipeg woman finds hidden cameras in her home. CBC News. Available online at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/i-felt-so-violated-ex-husband-charged-after-winnipeg-woman-finds-hidden-cameras-in-her-home-1.4880513.
Bowles, N. (2018, June 23). Thermostats, locks and lights: Digital tools of domestic abuse. The New York Times. Available online at: com/2018/06/23/technology/smart-home-devices-domestic-abuse.html”>https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/23/technology/smart-home-devices-domestic-abuse.html.
Technology-facilitated abuse: The new breed of domestic violence. (2017, March 26). The conversation: Academic rigour, journalistic flair. Available online at: com/technology-facilitated-abuse-the-new-breed-of-domestic-violence-74683“>http://theconversation.com/technology-facilitated-abuse-the-new-breed-of-domestic-violence-74683.
Listen to the following podcast, which discusses how technology may be used to reduce domestic violence, rather than facilitate it, as the news articles and journal article read earlier in this module describe. Do you think the “apps” discussed in the podcast will help curb domestic violence? Why or why not? In what other ways can technology be used to prevent or reduce domestic violence? In your response of 400 words, you may wish to examine how technology can be used to keep victims of abuse safe as well as hold perpetrators of abuse accountable.
Tremonti, A. M. (2013). Could an app help stem domestic violence? CBC: The Current. Podcast link (27 min, 29 sec).
Watch the webinar, Survivor of Family Violence: How to Protect Yourself, with Erik Denis, Senior Cybersecurity Office at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4bm2nAHw44. What kinds of barriers or challenges might a woman encounter from a technological perspective if/when she leaves/attempts to leave an abusive relationship? What advice would you give to a friend who has recently started a relationship to protect themselves online? Provide your response in 400 words.
In 1 page (typed, double-spaced), comment on the risk factors present in the lives of the abusers interviewed. What do they have in common? Identify and comment on three things that stood out to you while reading this book. (PDF attached the email)
View: Watch the film, A Better Man, found on the National Film Board of Canada website (https://www.nfb.ca/film/better_man/). After watching the film, answer the three questions below (in about 250 words):
- If you could choose one word to describe how you feel after watching A Better Man, what would it be? Why?
- If you could say one thing to Attiya, what would it be? If you could say one thing to Steve, what would it be?
- Is there a person or group in your community who would benefit from watching A Better Man? Who, and why?1
Explore It Was Me (https://abettermanfilm.com/interactive/), an interactive companion to A Better Man that looks inside six men’s personal journeys toward non-violence. In 400-500 words, or 1.5-2 pages (typed, double-spaced) reflect on how the people interviewed stopped using violence against their partners and started to take responsibility for the harm they caused. Identify at least three things you learned by listening to these accounts and reading the additional sources provided. Did anything surprise you in hearing their stories? What work is still required on their part to continue to lead violence-free lives?
Rina and Stephanie recorded a conversation with two members of the White Ribbon Fredericton Committee on what masculinity means to them and how to engage men in ending violence against women. View the video in this module, How to engage men in ending violence against women, with Committee members Barry MacKnight and Bill Patrick. In 400 words, explain what you found intriguing in this conversation and describe what you learned.
Watch the Tedtalk video https://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue?language=en. By Jackson Katz entitled, Violence against women – It’s a men’s issue.
Could you elaborate, in 500 or more of your own words, some the premises used by Jackson Katz in this video to discuss why violence against women is a man`s issue? Is the language used by Jackson Katz similar to the language used by Barry McKnight and Bill Patrick in the previous video you viewed on How to Engage Men in Ending Violence against? Do you think you could have this type of conversation with men in your surrounding?
Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children at the University of Western in Ontario
Take a look at the website of the family violence research centre. Which research project do you think will have an important impact on the problem of family violence in your region?1 Why? Provide your response in 300 words.
Write a 2-3 page letter (500-750 words) requesting (additional) funding for a resource/service to address family violence. To whom will you address the letter? Whose responsibility is it to prevent and reduce family violence? What arguments will you include in your business case? How much funding are you seeking and for what, exactly?