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National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV)

The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV) is a one-stop source for information on violence and abuse within the family. It operates on behalf of the 15 partner departments, agencies and Crown corporations of the federal Family Violence Initiative. The NCFV collects, develops and disseminates resources on prevention, protection and treatment. Resources and services are available free of charge, in English and French, in hard copy or online, and in alternative formats upon request.

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When Teenage Boys Have Been Sexually Abused: A Guide for Teenagers

Designed for teenage boys who have been sexually abused. Provides an overview of sexual abuse and its effects, focusing on the stories of teenage boys who have been abused. It explains some of the laws and highlights ...
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When Teenage Girls Have Been Sexually Abused: A Guide For Teenagers

Designed for teenage girls who have been sexually abused, this booklet provides an overview of sexual abuse and its effects, focusing on the stories of teenage girls who have been abused. It explains some of the laws ...
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Sexual Abuse - What Happens When You Tell: A Guide For Children

This booklet is designed to help children who have experienced sexual abuse. It outlines why a child should tell about the abuse and who should be told. It explains how family members might react and what social workers ...
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