Stop Family Violence

Family violence is an abuse of power within relationships of family, trust or dependency. Family violence includes many different forms of abuse, mistreatment or neglect that adults or children may experience in their intimate, family or dependent relationships. For example:

  • emotional abuse

  • physical abuse

  • threats

  • sexual abuse

  • forcible confinement

  • financial abuse

If you are experiencing family violence, it is not your fault! There are ways to stop family violence. Call your health centre for information, talk to a trusted adult (for example a teacher, social worker, minister/priest, etc.), call the RCMP, or call the NWT toll-free Family Violence Information Line (operated by YWCA) for support or to learn about options. The toll-free number is 1-866-223-7775. For more information about your rights, Emergency Protection Orders, shelter possibilities and healing help, check out the web site links below:

Youth Beat