As much as we’d like to believe it doesn’t happen in our community, Police statistics continue to show that reported incidents of Domestic Violence are still at unacceptable levels. We also know from our experience in dealing with victims through our numerous support programs that domestic violence manifests in many ways – with physical violence being reported at higher levels than other types of domestic violence. So much of the domestic violence in our community is going unreported.
These videos, based on true events, highlight types of domestic violence that don’t always feature in the media, but are so very common in our society. The message to perpetrators of family violence is clear – “Pull Ya Head In”.
Domestic violence does not take the form of a single incident. It is ongoing behaviour that gradually undermines the woman’s confidence and ability to leave the violent person. The severity and frequency of violence often escalates over time.
While physical violence may be the most visible form, others such as sexual, emotional, verbal, social, spiritual and economic abuse can be equally harmful.
Needless to say, violence within the home also has an impact on children and young people where their safety and well-being is extremely compromised.
Many men admit that they don’t intervene because they don’t know how or what to say, and sadly because the cost is too high. The message we are trying to get into the community is that saying something, ANYTHING, is better than not saying anything at all.
So speak up, tell your mate to
“Pull ya head in”
They bring together a range of services offered by dedicated professionals that help to create a brighter future for children, young people and their families.
The services provided are designed to contribute to the promotion and maintenance of safety and well-being of all family members, including Domestic Violence support programs for women, young people and children.