Category Archives: YOUth Ending Violence

#TheSilentX ~ Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

#TheSilentX ~ Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Cowboy Smithx is a man of many talents. He is a writer, actor and filmmaker from the Piikani and Kainai Tribes of the Blackfoot Confederacy. At Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS), we have had the change to work with him on a dating violence prevention video for our YOUth Ending Violence program. This week, our… Continue Reading >>

One Future Without Violence

One Future Without Violence

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 every year to mobilize efforts of individuals to save lives. This year the World Suicide Prevention Day theme is ‘Suicide Prevention: One World Connected‘ reflects the fact that connections are essential at many levels to combat suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among… Continue Reading >>

Youth Engagement in Dating Violence Prevention

YOUth Ending Violence Join Battered Women’s Support Services Facilitate Dating Violence Prevention Workshops for Youth BWSS offers training to young women and young men who want to volunteer for our YOUth Ending Violence Program and facilitate workshops for youth. To provide youth with knowledge on the differences between healthy and abusive relationships, understanding the dynamics… Continue Reading >>

Dating Violence in Youth Relationships

Dating Violence in Youth Relationships

Dating Violence in Youth Relationships What is it? And How Do We Prevent It? by Rona Amiri, BWSS Violence Prevention Co-ordinator What is youth dating violence? Dating violence is defined as a systematic pattern of domination where one partner uses abusive tactics to maintain power and control over the other partner and where these tactics… Continue Reading >>

Youth Engagement in Dating Violence Prevention 2014

Youth Engagement in Dating Violence Prevention 2014

Youth Engagement in Dating Violence Prevention 2014 BWSS offers training for young women and men who want to volunteer for our YOUth Ending Violence Program to facilitate workshops for youth. To provide youth with knowledge on the difference between healthy and abusive relationships, discuss the role of the media in gender violence; and to support… Continue Reading >>

YOUth Using Their Voice to End Dating Violence

YOUth Using Their Voice to End Dating Violence

by Rona Amiri, BWSS YOUth Ending Violence Consultant So far, 2013 has been an incredible year for violence prevention! We have facilitated workshops to over 1,400 youth throughout the Greater Vancouver area. We have facilitated workshops in Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, and Surrey. We have reached hundreds of youth from both high… Continue Reading >>