KFACC’s mandate is to contribute to the eradication of violence by promoting individual and community awareness of issues relating to domestic and sexual violence, and to support a coordinated community response to these issues.
In fulfilling our mandate we have assumed a leadership role in developing many important projects over the years. Some of our past and ongoing accomplishments include:
Enhancing the Network of Services
We continue to support various projects, programs and other initiatives designed to strengthen the network of services for victims, perpetrators, and their families. Examples include counselling for perpetrators of partner abuse, services for immigrant women experiencing violence, hospital-based services for victims, and the Neighbours, Friends and Family program. KFACC administers some initiatives directly, and assists other organizations in securing resources for their own programs and services. Currently, KFACC is working with the community to establish a “one-stop” collaborative service delivery site for victims and survivors of partner abuse and sexual assault.
Partner Abuse Protocol and Sexual Assault Protocol
In 2003, CCADAOW developed a Partner Abuse Protocol for service providers. The Sexual Assault Protocol was launched in 2008 by the Sexual Assault Emergency Protocol Committee. Both now managed by KFACC, these documents have helped establish a coordinated community response to sexual and domestic violence. They set out guidelines and best practices for providing services to victims, and facilitate strengthened communication and cooperation among service providers.
Healthy Relationship Video Contest
We are developing this competition to give area youths the chance to share their ideas about healthy relationships, and how they see them at work in their own lives.
KFACC organizes half and full-day training sessions open to interested professionals. Topics presented recently include legal issues relating to partner abuse, options for creating a local “One-Stop” Collaborative Service Delivery Site, and Dave Franklin’s workshop on “Relationship Terrorism.”