Category: For service providers

DomesticShelters.org spotlight on Luke’s Place: The only center of its kind in Canada and the U.S.

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DomesticShelters.org is the largest searchable directory of domestic violence services in Canada and the US. This site is full of helpful tools and information for people who are subjected to or are working to end intimate partner abuse. On December

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What is intersectionality and how does it impact my work?

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Understanding intersectionality is important if we are to provide the best possible services to women. Especially for those of us from the dominant culture, learning about intersectionality, power, privilege and oppression is a lifelong process. What is intersectionality? The word

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How can I manage the impact of calling CAS about a client’s children?

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This is the second of two posts on reporting to child protection. The first explored your duty to report. The woman’s response A woman who learns that her children are under investigation by child welfare may have many different feelings.

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What is my duty to report to child protection authorities?

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This is the first of two posts on reporting to child protection. Next week, we’ll look at how to manage the impact of making a report. You will be confronted, from time to time, with situations where you may have

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Luke’s Place service provider trainings: Blending in-person & online

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On October 19, Luke’s Place presented at the national Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference on our use of Internet technology for training women’s service providers. Our slide presentation is available on the conference website. For all of our advocate trainings, we

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What are the rights of grandparents who want access to their grandchildren?

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Bill 34, Children’s Law Reform Amendment Act (Relationship with Grandparents), received Royal Assent and came into effect in December 2016. This legislation makes changes to the CLRA provisions with respect to the rights of grandparents to custody and/or access of

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What do I need to know to support women whose partners have sexually assaulted them?

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Intimate partner sexual abuse/violence is poorly understood and under-recognized, both by the women who experience it and those who provide services to them. And yet, in Canada in 2011, 17% of sexual assault reported to the police were committed by

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Job Posting: Legal Support Worker / Family Court Support Worker

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Luke’s Place is seeking a full time, experienced (minimum 3 years), Legal Support Worker to provide professional delivery of its innovative programs and services to women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse. Luke’s Place is a unique resource

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Case law and enforcing a mahr

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We have updated our article on working with a woman who has signed a mahr with her husband. Mahr (also spelled maher, mohr and mehr) is a form of marriage agreement in which the husband promises to pay his wife

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How can I explain the family court process to my client?

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A family court case can be confusing to anyone who is not familiar with the process. For a woman who is dealing with trauma as a result of past and ongoing abuse by her partner, it may be completely overwhelming.

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