|Suggestions for Community
The enclosed fact sheets expand on the tips
from the 'Violence: You Can Make A Difference' campaign and
were developed around the themes of: Violence Against Women,
Violence Against Children and Media Literacy.
Violence Against Women and Children
- Photocopy and distribute the 'Tips for
Action Against Violence' fact sheets to staff and members of the
- If you don't already have a list, develop
a list of the phone numbers of local women's shelters, children's
aid societies and municipal social services departments. Keep it
handy for quick referral to callers seeking help.
- Incorporate some of the tips in your staff
or client group newsletters.
- Encourage victims of violence and
perpetrators to read the fact sheets so they can easily recognize
the signs of abuse and seek help.
- Undertake other initiatives which you
think could be beneficial to both victims and perpetrators of
- Tell members of your organization and your
clients about the material on media literacy.
- Re-print the Media Literacy fact sheet and
- Invite media literacy experts to
participate in seminars or workshops on this issue.
- Work with other community groups to hold
'town hall' meetings. Invite participants to discuss how the media
works, what messages it conveys to us, and what effects it has on
all of us as consumers of video, audio and printed
- Display the Media Literacy fact sheet in
your reception area for use by your staff and members of the
- Contact or refer people to the
organizations listed at the end of the media literacy print
material to obtain additional information.