Within Our Reach

Preventing Abuse across the Lifespan

Edited by Christine A. Ateah and Janet Mirwaldt  

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This volume is the fifth in the Healing and Hurting series co-published with RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse). Within Our Reach focuses on lifespan issues associated with violence and abuse and discusses programs, practices and policies to address these issues. Each chapter, co-authored by an academic and a community practitioner, addresses specific issues of violence across the lifespan, from early childhood until late adulthood. These discussions highlight the effects of violence associated with an age group, including the physical punishment of children, sibling violence and bullying and other abusive behaviours occurring in childhood, dating violence, intimate violence experienced by immigrant women and abuse of the elderly. Although the issues of violence and abuse are ongoing concerns, this volume focuses on the many important efforts directed toward prevention that allow for optimism.

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  • ISBN: 9781773635491
  • December 2021
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  • Introduction
  • Physical Punishment and Physical Abuse of Children: Strategies for Prevention
  • Sibling Violence in Childhood and Adolescence: Issues and Directions in Prevention
  • Violence against Children and Youth: Do School-based Prevention Programs Work?
  • Dating Violence: Effects of the Canadian Red Cross Prevention Program: What’s Love Got to Do With It?
  • Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Action against Violence: A Prevention
  • The Abuse of Older Adults: Issues and Prevention Strategies


  • Christine A. Ateah

    University of Manitoba

    Christine A. Ateah is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba. She has been a member of resolve since its inception and is also a member of the Provincial Advisory Committee on Child Abuse (Manitoba). Her research interests are in child and family health promotion, parenting, parent education, use of physical punishment by caregivers and prevention of child abuse. Doctoral research consisted of an examination of the determinants of maternal use of physical punishment and the implications for the prevention of child physical abuse.

  • Janet Mirwaldt

    Janet Mirwaldt is Manitoba’s Children’s Advocate. Prior to her appointment Mirwaldt spent seventeen years as a practising social worker in the field of child welfare. She obtained both a Bachelor and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Manitoba.

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