Family Violence

Violence in your home is never your fault,
is never ok, and is never your responsibility to fix.We hope to help you navigate these experiences so that everyone in your home stays safe. 

If you or a loved one is in immediate danger, do not be afraid to call 911 now.

Alternatives to calling 911 in Calgary include:

24-HOUR FAMILY VIOLENCE HELPLINE403.234.SAFE (7233)

The Bear Clan Patrol 403-608-2401
 
 
abuse

What Is Abuse? (clink link to go to KidsHealth)

Abuse is when someone hurts or causes emotional stress to someone else. 

What Are the Types of Abuse?

  • Physical abuse is when someone hurts another person's body. It includes hitting, shaking, burning, pinching, biting, choking, throwing, beating, and other actions that cause physical injury.

  • Sexual abuse includes any type of sexual contact 

  • Emotional abuse happens when yelling and anger go too far or when important adults constantly criticize, threaten, or talk down to kids or teens until their self-esteem is damaged and they feel really bad about themselves. Emotional abuse can hurt and cause damage just as physical and sexual abuse do.

Find and connect with your safe people and spaces:

adult child of alcoholic
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