BEGIN—Natalie's Lessons

BEGIN—Natalie's Lessons

BEGIN is a mnemonic device developed by Dawn Novak as a tool to a use when confronting violence against women, girls and children. Each letter in the word BEGIN uses associations to relevant aspects of attending an initial “domestic” call. It's a resource that is often asked for by police officers at Dawn's presentations.

Breaking the Uncomfortable Silence

Breaking the Uncomfortable Silence

Dawn and Ed Novak have contributed Natalie's story to a project called "Breaking the Uncomfortable Silence" by Western’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC). The project includes a video and a long-form article.

A Constructive Analysis of the Murder of Natalie Novak

A Constructive Analysis of the Murder of Natalie Novak

This comprehensive analysis of Natalie Novak's case was published by Dawn & Ed Novak on May 3, 2010. It takes a systemic view of the events that led up to Natalie's murder in 2006 at Ryerson University in Toronto. The document was presented at Queen's Park, and has been used as a resource in policing courses at Wilfred Laurier University as well as the police colleges in Aylmer and Orillia.