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  • Quinte’s Voice AGAINST DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

    First

    Recognize that there is a problem. If you are unclear on what is Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault, refer to our page WHAT IS ABUSE.

    Fourth

    Seek shelter, and involve the authorities, we are partnered authorities and shelters in the region. See our COMMUNITY PARTNERS page.

    Third

    Make a plan! Have a plan, but also have a backup plan incase things don’t go as planned, and be sure that someone you trust knows about your plan so incase anything goes wrong you can be helped.

    Second

    Safely seek help. Even if you are not the one being abused, you should proceed cautiously in helping that individual as to not put them or yourself in danger.

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    About QCCAV

    The Quinte Coordinating Committee Against Violence (QCCAV), is an amalgamation of the Coordinating Committee Against Sexual Violence and the Coordinating Committee Against Domestic Violence (est. early 1980's). QCCAV is a group of individuals representing various agencies in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

    Our Mandate

    • Promote education, training and awareness surrounding sexual/domestic violence
    • Encourage active engagement with other community partners in the development of a coordinated approach to domestic/sexual violence
    • Provide a forum for information sharing, process review, barrier identification and problem solving with the focus on persons who are victims/survivors of domestic/sexual violence
    • Understand and respect the roles, responsibilities, limitations and practices of our community partners
    • Facilitate joint/cross-sectoral training

    Our Mission

    The Quinte Coordinating Committee Against Violence works to promote individual and community awareness of issues relating to sexual and domestic violence. The Committee also works to coordinate a community-wide response aimed at eradicating violence through education and advocacy for effective intervention and therapeutic services in the Quinte area. The Committee works to address issues relating to the needs of the child, adolescent and adult victims/survivors, their children, significant others and perpetrators of violence.

    Women are 92% of victims

    Although both men and women experience sexual assault

    74% of all women who are murdered by their spouse, stayed

    Women often stay because the abuser has threatened to kill them if they leave, or to kill himself, or to kill the children.

    Up to 362,000 children/year

    in Canada are exposed to domestic violence.

    TO READ MORE STATS
    http://www.canadianwomen.org/facts-about-violence

    The Signs

    HELP OTHERS OR HELP YOURSELF

    Get Help

    SPEAK TO A PROFESSIONAL OR USE OUR RESOURCES

    Cover Your Tracks

    TIPS TO HIDE THAT YOU ARE PLANNING TO LEAVE

    BECOME A SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBER

    Join one of our sub-committees, become a community partner.

    You can make a difference! Together let’s put a stop to the violence.

    Our Community Partners

    Our Community Partners are Working Together Against Violence each and every day by responding, educating, supporting and working to prevent the spread of violence in our community.

    As a child, I heard in my home doctors and ambulance men say, ‘Mrs. Stewart, you must’ve done something to provoke him.’ ‘Mrs. Stewart, it takes two to make an argument.’ WRONG. Wrong! My mother did nothing to provoke that -- and even if she had, violence is NEVER EVER a choice that a man should make. Ever.

    Patrick Stewart

    OBE , Actor , Activist Against domestic violence