Family Violence Prevention and Promoting Healthy Relationships - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Family Violence Prevention and Promoting Healthy Relationships

Albertans want to live in a province where everyone feels safe. Everyone has a role in preventing family violence and promoting healthy relationships.  No single organization or sector is going to solve this complex social issue.

The Government of Alberta has adopted a whole-government approach to making lasting change through Family Violence Hurts Everyone: A Framework to End Family Violence in Alberta.

We continue working closely with our community partners across the province to prevent violence, support those affected by it, and to break the cycle of violence and abuse.

If you are affected by family violence, know someone who is, or simply want to learn more about the issue, the following pages contain information that can help you be safe or be part of the solution.

  • Find Services and Supports
  • Family Violence Prevention Month
  • Inspiration Awards
  • Raise Awareness
  • Legislation

What is Family Violence?

Family violence is the abuse of power within relationships of family, trust or dependency that endangers the survival, security or well-being of another person. It can include spousal abuse (married or common-law), elder abuse and neglect, child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, parent abuse and exposure to abuse of others in the family.

Family violence may include some or all of the following behaviours: physical abuse, psychological abuse, criminal harassment / stalking, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and spiritual abuse. See Understanding Abuse and Warning Signs of Abuse for more information.

Related Information

Modified: 2017-07-26
PID: 14839