It is very hard to recognize the early signs of an unsafe relationship. When people know their safety status and have access to local resources, they are more likely to act.
The WITH suite of apps can help. They are discreet, user-controlled and easy to use. These tools can help you assess your safety, rank your concerns, and create a tailored safety plan. They will also help you access local resources from across the GTHA.
The apps are secure, private and web-based (no download necessary). They are easy to share and easy to integrate into health and social service settings.
Explore our Apps
- Screening app to screen for relationship safety concerns: https://withwomen.ca
- Pathways to plan for safety when in an unsafe relationship: https://withwomenpathways.ca
- Promise to plan for safety when in an unsafe relationship during public health emergencies: https://withwomenpromise.com
Tools and resources to help you integrate these webtools into your practice settings
- Using technology to screen and safety plan for IPV: A user guide for health care and social service providers
- Sharing the apps: Posters and handouts for your clients
- Guided implementation for partner violence screening: A tip sheet for starting your own IPV screening program
- Userguide appendix: For hardcopies of the resources and language in the webtools
Additional Resources and Publications
- Research Poster – Applying Implementation Science to build IPV screening and referral capacity in a Fracture Clinic: Lessons learned from a pilot study
- Metheny, N., Perri, M., Velonis, A., Kamalanathan, J., Hassan, M., Buhariwala, P., Du Mont, J., Mason, R., & O’Campo, P. (2021). Evidence for changing intimate partner violence safety planning needs as a result of COVID-19: results from phase I of a rapid intervention. Public Health (London), 194, 11–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.02.015
- Velonis, A., Maddox, R., Buhariwala, P., Kamalanathan, J., Hassan, M., Fadhil, T., & O’Campo, P. (2021). Asking the Right Questions: Screening Men for Partner Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 8862605211005155–8862605211005155. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211005155
- Velonis, A., O’Campo, P., Rodrigues, J., & Buhariwala, P. (2019). Using implementation science to build intimate partner violence screening and referral capacity in a fracture clinic. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 25(3), 381–389. https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13128
- O’Campo, P., Kirst, M., Tsamis, C., Chambers, C., & Ahmad, F. (2011). Implementing successful intimate partner violence screening programs in health care settings: Evidence generated from a realist-informed systematic review. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 72(6), 855–866. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.12.019
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* The WITHWomen suite of apps are not a crisis line. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. *