Resources (CCMF York Region)

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CCMF-York Region Executive Team


Male Experience of Intimate Partner Violence in Canada

1) Lysova, A., Dim, E. M., Dutton, D. 2019. Prevalence and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence in Canada as Measured by the National Victimization Survey. Partner Abuse. 10: 199-221.

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Stats Canada 2014 survey data (2014 General Social Survey on victimization) from approximately 14,000 individuals who have been in a relationship for at least 5 years indicate that an estimated 2.9% of men are victims of intimate partner violence in Canada.

Helping Boys Succeed

1) Farrell, Warren. 2018. Boy Crisis. BenBella Books. Dallas, TX.

What is the boy crisis? It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science. It’s a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women. It’s a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison. It’s a crisis of purpose. Boys’ old sense of purpose—being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner—are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a “purpose void,” feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification. So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.


2) Brown, James, S. Rescuing our underachieving Sons: Raising the Aspirations of Underachieving Boys. 2011.

A book written for school administrators, teachers, and parents with very young or school-age sons.This book offers an analysis of one of the really serious issues faced by parents, teachers and all of society, that of the underachievement of boys in the education system. Superbly documented, the book examines how the education system contributes to the underachievement of boys, and the factors which result in many boys failing in school. Extensive research, combined with personal insights gained by Dr. Brown in his 40 years in education in Canada and the United Kingdom results in an interesting narrative that challenges those with responsibility for helping all children to achieve their full potential.

Health Strategies For Managing and Preventing Depression

Help Make Family Break-Up Healthier for Children and Families

About 40% of Canadian marriages now end in divorce or separation. We cannot entirely eliminate the strain experienced by children who go through family break-up, but we can make the experience healthier for both children and parents by improving public policy and community support services…  read more

Behaviour Warning Signs Exhibited by Child, Alienating Parent and Rejected Parent

Dr. Barbara-Jo Fidler’s is a nationally recognized psychologist and expert in the field of parental alienation. She has testified as an expert witness in many custody cases and has collected the list below from a cross section of literature on the subject. The list is….. read more

What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation sometimes occurs when parents engage in a high-conflict separation or divorce. Parental alienation means that the child has become enmeshed with one read more

Benefits of Shared Parenting

Almost half of the children in the U.S. are deprived of the lifelong benefits of two par- ents who share the parenting throughout the first 18 years of their children’s lives. Who are children living with?… read more

Parental Alienating Behaviors: An Unacknowledged Form of Family Violence

Harman Kruk and Hines 2018

Despite affecting millions of families around the world, parental alienation has been largely unacknowl- edged or denied by legal and health professionals as a form of family violence. This complex form of aggression entails a parental figure engaging in the long-term use of a variety of aggressive behaviors to….. read more

Parental Alienation – Undermining and interfering with a normal child-parent bond

What is parental alienation? A conflicted family dynamic that draws a child into siding with one parent, changing previously good relationship with a now rejected parent… read more

Equal Parenting International Innovations: Evaluating Myths and Stereotypes

Equal Shared Parenting (ESP) initiatives are gaining traction around the world. In the USA, several states have adopted some form of shared parenting with Kentucky in 2018 being… read more

The Silent Epidemic of Male Suicide

Suicide in men has been described as a “silent epidemic”: epidemic because of its high incidence and substantial contribution to men’s mortality, and silent be­cause of a lack of public awareness, a paucity of explanatory research, and the reluctance of men to seek help… read more

Equal Parenting

Attorney Marilyn York owns a Men’s Rights Family Law Firm in Reno Nevada, established in 2001. She and her ten female employees focus on representing men for two reasons: 1. As her talk explains, fathers are crucial in the upbringing and development of their….read more







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