After the success of Unsafe at Home during the height of the pandemic’s first wave, we want to take this resource one step further.
Some people respond better to a visual medium than printed word. Therefore, Violence Prevention Avalon East is now taking the next step of converting its resources into videos. “If you’re in an abusive relationship, it’s easier to watch a 3- or 4-minute clip saying this is where support is, this is what red flags look like, here’s what you can do.”
The Canadian Red Cross has generously provided us with funding to help us take the Unsafe at Home platform to the next level.
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One video of the 10 they hope to produce is already up on the website, introducing viewers to Violence Prevention Avalon East. To ensure a wider audience is being reached some finishing touches are still required such as translating all the videos into three Indigenous languages, as well as providing sign language translation. They’ll also be disseminated among approximately 100 service providers across Newfoundland and Labrador.
“While we serve the Eastern Avalon region of the province, by sharing these resources with our community partners, we are essentially reaching the entire province,” says Barter.