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  1. Violence, Mental Illness and Substance Use

    [Info Sheet]

    Many people fear violence, particularly violence that seems random or unpredictable. We often deal with this fear by avoiding people or situations that we believe might lead to violence. We see mental illness, substance use and violence connected often—in ...

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  2. Visions- Criminal Justice

    [Visions Article]

    PDF | Vol. 2, No. 8 (2005) This edition explores the intricate relationship between criminal justice and mental illness and addictions. Issues surrounding available treatment for disorders in prisons, stereotypes in the media, criminalization of individua ...

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  3. Police Victim Services

    [Visions Article]

    Police Victim Services of British Columbia is a non-profit association that enhances services to victims of crime and trauma by assisting and supporting frontline, police-based victim services programs. Our members include victim services program managers ...

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  4. Psychological Trauma: A Common Problem

    [Visions Article]

    This special issue of Visions on trauma and victimization discusses trauma and its results in a variety of contexts (e.g., sexual abuse, car accidents, the workplace, the military and emergency workers). These articles, however, barely scratch the surface ...

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  5. Fleeing Abuse

    [Visions Article]

    More than 15,500 women in BC received emergency shelter and support when they left an abusive relationship in 2003/2004. 1 Recent research found that only 16% of women leaving an abusive relationship accessed transition houses or emergency shelters. 2 ...

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