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Training & Education: Forms/Dynamics of Abuse

The Cycle of Abuse


RESPECT is a non-profit society dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for women who have experienced domestic abuse. RESPECT endeavors to build awareness about the realities and dynamics of abuse. RESPECT works toward the elimination of abuse against women and promotes equality for all women.

CREVAWC facilitates the collaboration of individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the community to pursue research questions and training opportunities to understand and prevent violence and abuse.  They serve local, national and international communities by producing useful information and tools to assist in the daily work to prevent and stop violence towards women and children and vulnerable adults.

What is Stockholm Syndrome?

Mental Health Guru

Victims of Stockholm Syndrome develop compassion and loyalty toward their captors. Learn more at 

"NO MORE" Ending Sex Trafficking in Canada

Canadian Women's Foundation

Stories and Strategies to End Sex Trafficking in Canada; report by the Canadian Women's Foundation. Additional reports may be found here:

Bullying Power & Control Wheel

Kayte Anton (YWCA Oklahoma)

Power and control dynamics in bullying, includes physical and sexual violence. 

Power & Control Wheel

Ending Violence Association of BC

The Power & Control diagram is a particularly helpful tool in understanding the overall pattern of abusive and violent behaviors, which are used by a batterer to establish and maintain control over his partner. Below are links to this diagram in multiple contexts:

Tea Consent

Blue Seat Studios

A video explaining consent, in the context of tea-drinking.

The Predatory Behaviour of Serial Sex Offenders

Dr. David Lisak

Dr. David Lisak's Keynote at EVA BC's Annual Training Forum 2016. This keynote goes over the way in which sex offenders prime and select their victims based on behaviors and limit testing. This goes over several specific cases of sexual assaults. 

Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

Ending Violence Association of BC

Animal abuse is a “red flag” for the existence of, or potential for, serious domestic violence. An injured pet may be the first indicator to outsiders that abuse is occurring in a home. Hurting or even killing a family pet or farm animal – or threatening to hurt or kill an animal – is one of a long list of tactics abusers may use to gain and retain power and control over their partner. 

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