Family Violence Prevention
If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence you can call the 24-hour Family Violence Information Line (toll-free) at 310-1818. If you are in immediate danger please call 911.
November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta
Family Violence Prevention Month is an annual province-led initiative that started as a family violence education and prevention campaign in the town of Hinton in 1986.
Family violence takes many forms. It is defined as “the abuse of power within relationships of family, trust or dependency that endangers the survival, security or well-being of another person. It can include spousal abuse (married or commonlaw), elder abuse and neglect, child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, parent abuse and exposure to abuse of others in the family.” (http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying/14839.html)
It can happen to anyone and it affects us all.
Preventing family violence requires the participation of the entire community – everyone must work together to model healthy relationships in our homes, families and communities
Family Violence Prevention Team
Leduc Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a member of the Leduc and District Family Violence Prevention Team – a partnership between several Beaumont, Devon, Leduc, and Leduc County agencies that aims to provide family violence education, awareness, and prevention initiatives around the region.
FCSS is here to assist anyone who is experiencing family violence. Help is available, and FCSS can connect you to the services that you need. For a confidential referral or more information contact the Leduc FCSS office at 780-980-7109, or for direct contact information of local agencies, services, and family violence centres, visit the Leduc & District Victim Services Community Referrals page at http://www.leducvictimservices.ca/Community_Referrals.