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November 1, 2010

New resources launched to prevent family violence in Aboriginal communities

From left: Deborah Doherty, executive director, PLEIS-NB, and Natalie McBride, executive director, Gignoo Transition House.

Several new resources to prevent family violence in Aboriginal communities were released at a recent symposium.

The bilingual resources were unveiled at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, during a workshop at the Symposium on Violence Against Aboriginal Women, at the Fredericton Inn, 1315 Regent St., [in] Fredericton.

The materials were released by Gignoo Transition House, the only Aboriginal transition house in New Brunswick, and the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB).

The products are intended to improve upon the popular The Healing Journey project, which includes a toolkit, website and several other resources.

A part of The Healing Journey project has been the development of a workbook for Aboriginal teens dealing with abuse and violence prevention and a pamphlet on teen dating violence. 

Other publications and games were unveiled, including two pamphlets on safety planning –  one for women and another for young children.

The new resources include: