Domestic violence is at epidemic levels in Alberta with 1 in 3 individuals experiencing violence in their lifetime. The impact of domestic violence knows no bounds. Incidents of domestic violence exist across rural and urban areas, within all cultural and faith communities, amongst university educated professionals with a roof over their heads and those who don’t know where their next safe place to sleep will be.
All Albertans are impacted by domestic violence in our communities, this is an issue that is too big to be ignored.
It’s time to Get Real.
Real Talk is a guide to help us understand and talk about domestic violence in Alberta. Learning how to talk about domestic violence isn’t fancy or complicated. Real Talk is just a real moment between two people, it isn’t about trying to fix things, it’s about empowering change and bringing people together. The campaign is about all Albertans getting and confronting domestic violence in our communities.
Real Talk is about:
Recognizing domestic violence,
Empathizing with the person impacted by the violence,
Asking them what they need, and
Listening without judgement.
There are many ways to get involved, learn more at realktalk.sagesse.org