If you have a loved one who has directly experienced intimate partner violence or interpersonal violence this page is for you.
LIA is honoured to come together with and support loved ones.
LIA is honored to come together with loved ones of those who have experienced interpersonal violence in their lifetime.
Supporting a loved one and being a part of a loved one's journey of reclaiming their life and healing can be challenging and rewarding.
LIA is here to support loved ones as they navigate supporting their loved ones, caring for themselves, caring for their relationship, and feeling empowered to stand with their loved ones against IPV and interpersonal violence.
LIA is here to support loved ones.
Intimate partner violence effects everyone including loved ones. This includes family members, intimate partners, friends, and others who have significant relationships with someone who has experienced IPV in their lifetime.
Wherever your loved one is on their journey, LIA is honoured to come together with loved ones to provide support.
Information and Resources:
LIA provides psychoeducational information and resources to support loved ones with taking steps for themselves, to support loved ones, and becoming empowered to stand against IPV.
LIA is honoured to come together with loved ones to provide support as they navigate supporting their loved ones as well as navigating their own journeys of healing and well-being.
LIA provides referrals to community and other resources available for loved ones.
LIA recognizes that as a loved one, you are also navigating your own journey as you support your loved one.
LIA is honoured to come together with loved ones to identify the areas they'd like to focus on and get support with.
Some areas LIA supports folks with includes:
Navigating Relationships After IPV
Supporting a loved one who has experienced interpersonal violence can sometimes feel tricky. Loved ones often have some questions around navigating how to support their loved one, balancing care for themselves, and aspects of their present relationship with their loved one.
Caring for Self
Taking care for your own well-being, managing stress, and taking steps that support your own coping, mental health and resilience makes a difference for yourself and your loved ones.
Healing from Past Experiences
Witnessing and experiencing the impacts of violence as a loved one can be incredibly painful and challenging. LIA is honoured to support loved ones as they navigate healing after witnessing recent or past violence, transforming trauma, and moving towards their preferred horizons.
LIA is pleased to provide a variety of options to support increased access to support.
Clients can either self-refer or be referred by an allied health professional.
LIA provides in-person counselling sessions at our Burnaby office location, secure video sessions, and confidential phone sessions.
Frequency of sessions and length of treatment varies and reflects client's needs and interests.
Clients can access LIA through private pay, FNHA, CVAP, or in some cases partial coverage through extended health. LIA's counselling fees reflect industry standards and are $120/50 minute session.
If you're an existing client or if you are interested in accessing our resources, please contact LIA directly for resources.
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Here are some external resources that provide information and/support for loved ones:
Laura Davis: Allies in Healing: When the person you love was sexually abused as a child https://www.amazon.com/Allies-Healing-Person-Sexually-Abused/dp/0060968834
Love Is Respect https://www.loveisrespect.org/supporting-others/
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre https://vsac.ca/help-partners/
Ending Violence BC LGBT2SQ+ Resources https://endingviolence.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/EVA-BC-DV-in-LGBT2SQ-Communities-Webinar-Readings-and-Resources-February-2020.pdf