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  1. Victimization of People with Mental Illness

    [Visions Article]

    The criminal court system has provided me with a great deal of experience assisting mental health consumers who are charged with criminal offences. I have also had many clients with mental illness who have suffered violence and discrimination at the hands ...

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  2. The Aftermath of Rape

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    Women and men, young and old, rich and poor—sexual assault is common and cuts across gender, age, race and socioeconomic status. It is normal and usual to feel a wide variety of emotions after a rape. Survivors may feel very isolated and alone afterwards. ...

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  3. VictimLINK

    [Visions Article]

    A VictimLINK staffer was interviewed for this article. She is a Certified Information and Referral Specialist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor, who has volunteered as a victim services worker with the Vancouver Police Department ...

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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