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Stopping the Violence Counsellor

Stopping the Violence (STV) is a feminist-based counselling program. STV is specifically for women whose lives have been affected by violence and abuse. STV recognizes and acknowledges the strengths of survivors and each woman’s right to make her own choices. Counselling is provided to individuals or groups, based on the needs of individual women.

Who is STV Counselling for?

Women who have experienced violence in relationships

Women who have experienced sexualized assault

Women who have experienced sexual abuse or childhood abuse

Call the Stopping the Violence Counsellor

(250) 538.5568
email: stv@iwav.org
This service is free and confidential

What is battering?

Battering is abuse. It can be defined as one person repeating abusive behaviours to gain power and control over another person.

These acts of violence and abuse may be psychological, emotional, financial, physical, or sexual.

What is sexualized assault?

Sexualized assaults are acts of violence. Usually, men commit these acts against women. Sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact.

What is child sexual abuse?

Child sexual abuse includes a range of behaviours that give the abuser a sense of power and control and negatively impact a child. Behaviours range from suggestive looks to talk to self-exposure, genital fondling, masturbating in front of a child, or intercourse.

Child sexual abusers are often known to and trusted by the child or the child’s family. Therefore, child sexual abusers can include family members, neighbours, friends, or other people who come into contact with children through work or recreation.

Call the Stopping the Violence Counsellor

(250) 538.5568
email: stv@iwav.org
This service is free and confidential