Family violence is an acute social problem that is crucial to address for a number of reasons, for instance, the need to ensure children’s physical and mental health. As a rule, individual categories of citizens are vulnerable to violence because they are unable to respond appropriately to abusers. In this regard, men with psychological problems or mental disorders can be characterized as the possible contributors to family violence. While feeling dominant over loved ones, such citizens can exercise strength to prove their superiority and gain authority. However, women can also act as potential contributors to family violence by putting pressure on children and using aggressive parenting methods. As a result, children are the most vulnerable category since they are usually unable to resist abuse from adults.
To counter domestic abusers, the authorities concerned offer various resources aimed to help victims of family violence. One of such sources is the Shelter Safe platform that offers comprehensive assistance to women and their children who have experienced male violence in their families. This project operates in Canada and proposes direct assistance to vulnerable people in challenging conditions. At the same time, the platform does not conduct online consultations and does not provide assistance remotely since it concentrates on real support to the target population. Another valuable resource is the Family Violence Prevention Program initiated by the Government of Canada.
In addition to shelters, this regulation offers additional tools for influencing domestic abuse and organizes complex projects, including conferences, seminars, and community support meetings. Moreover, this program allocates funds to assist vulnerable populations in the current conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both presented resources can be of practical value for those who have become victims of family violence and are forced to seek help from competent social boards.