The LGBTQ is more impacted by alcoholism than most. Luckily, awareness is growing, as is the number of LGBTQ-specific treatment programs. https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/Resources/LGBTQ-Alcoholism/
Sexual violence is a problem. One in six women and one in five men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetimes. Those experiences have serious and long lasting impacts but they are seldom acknowledged or discussed. Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is launching a social media campaign to change that. May is sexual assault prevention month and Violence Prevention Grey Bruce will release information every day until June to encourage the local conversation about sexual violence, how our community can respond, and what we can do to prevent it. www.violencepreventiongreybruce.com
Whether you’re a member of the queer community, or you’re the loved one of someone who is, this page can address many of your questions. Are you in search of a drug rehab center with treatment programs specifically designed for LGBTQ+ individuals? Do you want more information about substance abuse in this community? You can find answers here.
On December 6 1989, 14 women died at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. They died because they were women.
Please take the time to view the YouTube videos below that commemorate the events of December 6 1989.
Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) is a METRAC project funded by Ontario Women’s Directorate. It provides Family legal information in plain and simple language for women. So far, they have 12 booklets on various subjects (such as alternative dispute resolution, child support, family arbitration, etc.) These titles are available in 14 languages and 3 formats (Braille, large print, audio files). http://www.onefamilylaw.ca/en/english/
Click here Social_Media_Resources for social media literacy resources and resources on media and violence for service providers, privacy, online safety strategy, seniors, fraud/identity theft/scams, cyber stalking, technology safety, bullying/cyberbullying, mobile phone/smartphone safety, self/peer exploitation, online sexual abuse, missing kids, FREE Helpful Apps for mobile phones, online help, alerts and reporting – provided by Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth, April 2014..
Mel Gollan-Wills is the Gifted Itinerant for the Secondary Schools for the Thames Valley District School Board in London, Ontario, where she oversees and implements enrichment programming in all twenty-eight secondary schools and networks to provide outreach opportunities with community partners. She is also a co-developer of the Critical Media Literacy Taskforce where she networks with other media savvy teachers to develop and deliver informative media literacy presentations to parents, students, teachers, and stakeholders. Please click here Social_Media_Literacy to read the summary of her presentation at the Social Media & Violence Conference – Owen Sound, ON, April 2014.
A great video for increasing awareness on violence against women!