Our Social Media Policy
Our Definition of Family Violence & Bullying
Family Violence describes a pattern of abusive behaviours within any relationship that is characterized by intimacy, dependency and/or trust.
These abusive behaviours are employed to either induce, gain, or maintain power, control and/or to instil fear. All forms of abusive behaviour are ways in which one human being is trying to have control and/or exploit or have power over another.
We define family violence and bullying from a distilled understanding of gender based violence and the agencies we work with in the sector of family violence including CIAFV and Sagesse. Because we also serve those impacted by bullying, our definitions are inclusive of all the terms above.
Types of Abuse in Relationships
Healthy relationships are based on consent, mutual respect, and good communication. When one or more of these do not exist, this is a red flag to explore what can be done to restore, introduce, or develop healthier relationship behaviours.
Unhealthy relationship behaviours can come in many forms which we often group
into various types of abuse such as physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, financial, spiritual and/or cultural. For a better understanding of the types of abuse, please check out this page.
The bottom line is that abusive behaviour is never acceptable, whether it’s coming from an adult, a teenager or senior, regardless of gender. You deserve to feel valued, respected & safe.
Our Values As An Organization
We believe each individual has dignity, is unique and deserves respect. Each individual shall live without fear of physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, financial, cultural, or spiritual abuse.
We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, disability, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, or other characteristics that people may define for themselves.
Our social platforms are expected to demonstrate our values. Any commentary, messages, posters, or accounts that are not consistent with our values, we will seek to educate where we can and delete/block and distance ourselves from those we cannot.
Use of Social Media
We use social media as a way to support our work, engage donors and other stakeholders, educate the communities we serve, and share information. Currently, we maintain accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
We strive to ensure that all the content we produce and information we share is focused on healthy relationships, dealing with the impacts of family violence, and is in keeping with our values as an organization.
We invite those who believe we are not using our social media in a way that is consistent with the policies outlined on this page or in keeping with our values, to contact us directly with a link to content or a post or message that we've developed or shared.
You can reach out to us at email@example.com. We appreciate when we are made aware of legitimate criticisms of anything we share or post.
Copyright & Engagement
We appreciate those who engage, share, and learn from our social media content. We are happy for people to share our content freely so long as credit is given to the source material at all times.
Posts on our social platforms are expected to demonstrate our values. Any third-party commentary, messages, posters, or accounts that are not consistent with our values, we will seek to educate where we can and delete/block and distance ourselves from those we cannot.
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