Knowledge Products

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.

You can also visit "Resources & Initiatives" in the menu bar to learn more about Canadian Initiatives related to domestic homicide prevention and about domestic violence death review committees

Annotated Bibliographies

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).  

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY SUMMARY OF GREY LITERATURE
Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Safety Planning: An Annotated Bibliography Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Safety Planning: Summary of Selected Grey Literature
Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Safety Planning with Indigenous Populations: An Annotated Bibliography Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Safety Planning with Indigenous Populations: Summary of Selected Grey Literature
Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Safety Planning with Immigrant Populations: An Annotated Bibliography Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Safety Planning with Immigrant Populations: Summary of Selected Grey Literature
Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Safety Planning with Rural, Remote, and Northern Populations: An Annotated Bibliography Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Safety Planning with Rural, Remote, and Northern Populations: Summary of Selected Grey Literature
Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Safety Planning with Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: An Annotated Bibliography Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management, and Safety Planning with Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Summary of Selected Grey Literature

Domestic Homicide Briefs

Brief 5: Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Safety Planning with Indigenous Populations
Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Safety Planning with Indigenous Populations (fifth in a series developed by the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations) discusses the historical injustices of Canadian Indigenous peoples such as colonization, residential schools, and the ‘sixties scoop’ as well as the ongoing injustices and discrimination that Indigenous peoples currently face that put Indigenous women at greater risk of experiencing domestic violence or homicide. Current research and promising practices are highlighted for domestic violence risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning with Indigenous families.

Brief 4: Domestic Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Populations - Culturally-Informed Risk and Safety Strategies cover pageBrief 4: Domestic Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Culturally Informed Risk and Safety Strategies
This brief is the fourth in the series developed by the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP). The Brief provides definitions, describes the context and unique risk factors for domestic homicide within immigrant and refugee populations, and highlights culturally-informed and culturally-specific domestic violence risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning strategies to respond to, and prevent, potentially lethal domestic violence. National community-based research and resources are highlighted.

Brief 3: Children and Domestic Homicide: Understanding the Risks cover pageBrief 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.

 Domestic Violence Risk Assessment: Informing Safety Planning & Risk Management: Domestic Homicide Brief 2 with Magnifying glass imageBrief 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.

 Domestic Violence Risk Assessment: Informing Safety Planning & Risk Management: Domestic Homicide Brief 1 with Magnifying glass imageBrief 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.


Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet #1: Domestic Homicide in Canada


Literature Review

This literature review has identified vulnerabilities for domestic homicide within four specific populations: Indigenous peoples; immigrants and refugees; rural, remote, and northern communities; and children exposed to domestic violence. Although each population can have distinct vulnerabilities for domestic homicide, these populations also share common risk factors for experiencing domestic violence and homicide. To address these vulnerabilities and risks, the literature recommends that risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning be culturally or context appropriate; consider the sociocultural and historical aspects of risk; and involve service/sector coordination and collaboration. Overall, the literature identified a need for differentiated, social, and intersectional approaches to domestic violence and homicide research and practice.
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Newsletters

Image of page 1 of Newsletter - click for full PDF versionVolume 3, Issue 1 - Summer 2018

 

 

Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 3 - Winter 2018 cover page imageVolume 2, Issue 3 - Winter 2018

 

 

CDHPIVP Project Update: Volume 2, Newsletter 2 cover pageVolume 2, Issue 2 - Fall 2017

 

 

CDHPIVP Project Update: Volume 2, Newsletter 1 cover pageVolume 2, Issue 1 - Spring 2017

 

 

CDHPIVP Project Update: Volume 1, Newsletter 3 cover pageVolume 1, Issue 3 - December 2016

 

 

CDHPIVP Project Update: Volume 1, Newsletter 2 cover pageVolume 1, Issue 2 - July 2016

 

 

CDHPIVP Project Update: Volume 1, Newsletter 1 cover pageVolume 1, Issue 1 - March 2016

 

 


Reports

One is too many: Trends and Patterns in Domestic Homicides in Canada 2010-2015

Report cover page - click for full reportThis report documents the number of domestic homicides in Canada between 2010 and 2015 based on court and media reports and focuses on four vulnerable populations (Indigenous; rural, remote and northern; immigrant and refugee; children killed in the context of domestic violence) that appear to be at greater risk  of domestic homicide due to historical oppression and/or lack of resources because of isolation through factors such as geography, language, culture, age and poverty.

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Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference 2017 Report

Canadian Domestic Homicide  Prevention Conference 2017 Report cover page image - click for full reportThis report highlights presentations and activities from a national conference on domestic homicide prevention which took place October 18-19, 2017 in London, ON.

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CDHPIVP Mid-Term Partnership Meeting report

CDHPIVP Partnership Meeting Report cover pageA CDHPIVP Partnership meeting was held in London, ON, October 17, 2017 prior to the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention conference.  This meeting provided an update to CDHPIVP members on work completed to date, sought input on effectiveness of the partnership and research activities.  This report provides an overview of the Partnership meeting presentations, discussion and partnership evaluation.

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Research Protocol

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.

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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.

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Protocol for Submission and Handling of Knowledge Mobilization Activities

This knowledge mobilization protocol was developed to assist with monitoring and tracking of knowledge mobilization activities for the CDHPIVP project. The protocol is applicable to all members of the CDHPIVP when producing knowledge with information and/or data related to the project.

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