Swimming with Sharks: Starting the Healing Journey for Assault booklet

Defines abuse against Aboriginal women; addresses legal issues.

Opening text: “Abusive behaviour is often accompanied by violence and is about inappropriate and misperceived power and control over another. The behaviour of violence is intended to frighten, intimidate and gain control over a chosen person or persons. Violence involves the intent to injure or damage property by either using or threatening physical force, emotional, financial, spiritual or psychological harm. Abusive behaviour causes a person to fear for his or her safety.”

Released: 2009

Length: 76 pages

Language: English

Funding provided by the Law Foundation of Ontario