By Caitlyn BrownTechnical Package from The Centers for Disease Control Teach Safe and Healthy Relationship Skills:One of the primary goals of this section is to foster expectations regarding healthy relationships primarily by teaching healthy relationship skills. If individuals have not been taught skills associated with emotional regulation, conflict management, and communication within an intimate relationship, there is an increased risk for violence within a significant relationship. This section breaks down two major, evidence- based approaches that could be implemented in a community in order to increase individual social-emotional skills that can reduce the likelihood of violence within a relationship. The MFLN Family Development team has promoted material that aligns with these approaches through our archived webinar, On Solid Ground. Engage Influential Adults and Peers:This section of the technical package is aimed at increasing the engagement of influential individuals within the community that can promote positive relationship expectations while also condemning violence and other unhealthy behaviors that may occur in a significant relationship. This section discusses three major approaches that can be implemented through engaging influential adults and peers in the community. Adolescents, especially, tend to mimic behavior and values of individuals that are significant in their lives. By increasing the engagement of influential individuals in the community, they can model the type of behavior that we hope will help to modify the behavior of other individuals in the community. Disrupt the Developmental Pathways Toward Partner Violence:Evidence suggests that most of the unhealthy behaviors that are associated with violence against a partner are displayed in childhood. This section discusses the approaches that can be implemented in order to mitigate any developmental risks that can increase the likelihood of violent behaviors throughout one’s life. These approaches include areas such as early childhood environments, parenting skills, educational enrichment with family engagement and treatment for at-risk populations in a community.The CDC’s technical package is a wealth of information that can be extremely useful to professionals in a community capacity. We at MFLN Family Development highly recommend exploring the technical package to better educate yourself in techniques to help individuals and families.If you would like to read the CDC’s Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect Technical Package, you can access it here.Be on the lookout for our future blogs on some of the CDC’s other technical packages.This post was written by Caitlyn Brown of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently began to create and distribute programs aiming to help disseminate information to the public. These Technical Packages encourage the community to take advantage of gathered evidence and practices in a variety of topic areas.This blog covers the third of multiple Technical Package resource posts and focuses on preventing intimate partner violence across an individual’s lifespan. This particular technical package covers the most recent research and provides techniques for professionals and communities that can help to reduce and prevent intimate partner violence. Each report section goes through the rationale for the topic, approaches to implementing the prevention strategy in the community and the outcomes of such techniques. Below, we summarize a few sections of the Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Technical Package.
A resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district has sought divorce on grounds that his wife, under the influence of a tantrik (shaman), was giving him only ‘laddoos’ to eat.The man approached a family court where he said that on the instructions of the tantrik, his wife gave him four laddoos to eat in the morning and four in the evening. He was not allowed to eat anything else.The man said that he had been ailing for some time and his wife approached the ‘tantrik’ who asked her to make her husband eat only the laddoos.Officials at the family counselling centre were puzzled over the pretext for seeking divorce.“We can call the couple for counselling, but we can not treat the woman for being superstitious. She firmly believes that the laddoos will cure her husband and is unwilling to accept otherwise,” said a counsellor.
By Ossie MichelinAPTN National NewsLiberal candidate Yvonne Jones ousted former Conservative cabinet minister Peter Penashue in the federal Labrador byelection Monday.The election was called after it was discovered that Penashue accepted tens of thousands of dollars in illegal donations in his 2011 election campaign. The riding his been almost always Liberal since it joined Canada in 1949, but Penashue’s 2010 victory changed that.“People want to see (the Conservatives) gone and I think people in Labrador have started that process this evening,” said Jones at her victory party. “There’s a huge message in this…this is the first time the Harper government has been defeated in a byelection. This defeat should not come as any surprise to them. They’ve had the opportunity to do great things for Labrador, for rural Canadians, for Northern Canadians and they have chosen not to.”She said voters not only elected her but threw their support behind the Liberal party and its leader Justin Trudeau.“(Labradorians) wanted to change that they wanted to have a real voice, they wanted to have someone that would stand up for them every day and it was quite obvious they saw that in me,” she said.Going into the race Jones said she knew Penashue would be her strongest rival. The NDP were never a factor in the campaign.Jones won with 50.7 per cent of the vote with Penashue receiving 28.9 per cent and NDP newcomer Harry Borlase receiving an even 20 per cent.She said her biggest priorities will be addressing issues of housing, jobs and transportation when she heads to will be heading to Ottawa next Wednesday.
Mobile TV network provider Yamgo has appointed two new non-executive directors, which it said would help with the development of its advertising platform.Mobile entertainment exec Dave Moreau and former Ernst & Young managing partner Trevor Denny have joined Yamgo’s board with immediate effect. Dave Moreau is currently chief operating officer of Livewire Mobile, which provides digital entertainment services, focused mainly on music, through mobile network operators, OEMs and media companies. “Yamgo is a brilliantly run company with a focused, energetic and talented CEO in Ian Mullins,” said Moreau. “I am delighted to be joining the board as a non-executive director.”The Yamgo TV network streams live TV to mobile devices using 2.5G, 3G and Wi-Fi connections, with a line-up that includes Asian based entertainment channels, music, sport, movies, entertainment and news channels.