A core part of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is knowledge mobilization. Over the course of the five-year SSHRC funded project, project updates and research findings will be shared through various platforms such as conferences and webinars, online training modules, public education campaigns, social media platforms, and e-bulletins and newsletters.
Resources, newsletters, and recorded webinars produced as part of the CDHPVIP will be posted here as they become available.
- Annotated Bibliographies
- Domestic Homicide Briefs
- Fact Sheets
- Research Protocol
The CDHPIVP conducted a literature review to synthesize research and resources on risk assessment, risk management and safety planning related to incidences of repeat or lethal domestic violence (DV) among Indigenous populations; rural, remote and Northern communities; immigrant and refugee populations; and children exposed to domestic violence. The review was international in scope and included both academic and grey literature published between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2015. The literature review was comprehensive; however, there may be resources missed due to the particular search parameters used in the review (e.g., search terms used, research databases reviewed). Below are the annotated bibliographies for the literature reviewed. The annotated bibliographies outline the key pieces of information including the research purpose, theoretical framework, methods, findings, and any recommendations related to risk assessment, risk management, and/or safety planning. The annotated bibliographies are organized based on the population they pertain to (i.e., Indigenous; rural, remote and Northern; immigrant and refugee; children exposed to DV; or general population) with overlapping articles included in all relevant annotated bibliographies (e.g., Indigenous and Rural, Remote, and Northern).
Brief 3: Children and Domestic Homicide: Understanding the Risks
This is the third in the series developed by the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP). The Brief highlights risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning for children exposed to domestic violence (DV) and at risk of lethality. The Brief provides a definition of child domestic homicide and identifies specific risk factors for children killed in the context of DV. The unique role of professionals working with children exposed to DV is highlighted. The Brief illustrates four cases of child domestic homicide that occurred across the country to highlight the importance of conducting risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning with children living with DV. Finally, the Brief looks at how child domestic homicides can be prevented through risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning and illustrates the importance of using an intersectional lens when helping children exposed to DV. Future directions in how to narrow the gap between knowledge and practice are discussed.
Brief 2: Domestic Violence Risk Assessment: Informing Safety Planning & Risk Management
This is the second Brief in the Domestic Homicide series of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP). This Brief describes domestic violence risk assessment including the reasons for conducting assessments, the nature and kind of risk assessment tools, best practice in domestic violence risk assessment, predictive validity of tools, and the importance of victims’ perceptions of risk. The Brief indicates how domestic violence risk assessment informs risk management with offenders and safety planning with victims/survivors. Finally, the Brief outlines domestic violence risk assessment with particular vulnerable populations.
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En français : L’évaluation des risques de violence familiale : Pour mieux orienter la planification de la sécurité et la gestion des risques
Brief 1: Domestic Violence Death Review Committees: "Speaking for the Dead to Protect the Living"
This Domestic Homicide Brief is the first in a series developed by the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP). The CDHPIVP is a national research project on domestic homicide in Canada specifically focusing on identifying unique risk factors and prevention strategies within particular vulnerable groups (children exposed to domestic violence; rural, remote and Northern communities; immigrant and refugee populations; and Indigenous peoples). The Domestic Homicide series discusses topics relevant to the CDHPIVP research with Brief #1 highlighting and describing domestic violence death review committees. Please review and provide feedback through the evaluation link.
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En français : Comités d’examen des décès dus à la violence familiale : « Nous parlons pour les morts afin de protéger les vivants »
Fact Sheet #1: Domestic Homicide in Canada
Database Research Protocol
The Canadian Domestic Homicide Database will document the total population of domestic violence homicides that occurred across Canada from 2010 to 2020, including sex and age of the victim and the accused, type of intimate relationship (e.g. legal spouses, dating), location and cause of death, province/region. It will also seek to collect information from a variety of sources (e.g. Coroner’s files, domestic violence death reviews, court documents, media reports) pertaining to the circumstances of the homicide, victim and accused profiles, identified risk factors, and criminal justice outcomes. This protocol identifies how data will be collected, stored and used.
Key Informant Interview Protocol
This Protocol was developed to support Research Assistants of the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) in conducting research interviews with key informants. The objective of the interviews is to ask key informants about their knowledge and use of risk assessment, risk management and safety planning strategies and tools with clients experiencing domestic violence. A focus of the interview is to identify unique risk factors, barriers to effective risk management and safety planning, and strategies currently being used with four populations identified as experiencing increased vulnerability for domestic homicide: Indigenous people; rural, remote and northern communities; immigrants and refugees; and children exposed to domestic violence.