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  1. Family break ups - tips for children

    A family breakup may be even harder for children if they have to move house as a result.

  2. Family breakups - supporting children

    Separating parents can help children by giving them honest explanations and emotional support.

  3. Family conflict

    It is normal to disagree with each other from time to time and occasional conflict is part of family life.

  4. Family violence - tips for children

    Kids are not to blame for violence at home, it's not your fault and it's not a special secret

  5. Family violence - tips for women with disabilities

    Traditional strategies for escaping abuse are often of little use to a woman who has restricted mobility or who depends on her abuser for care.

  6. Family violence and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience both far higher rates and more severe forms of family violence compared to other women

  7. Family violence and children

    Children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to experience emotional and behavioural problems.

  8. Family violence and culturally diverse women

    All forms of family violence (also called domestic violence) are illegal and unacceptable in Australia. But for women from culturally diverse backgrounds, the situation is complex.

  9. Family violence and the LGBTIQ communities

    Within Australia, intimate partner violence is the most common form of family violence. Evidence presented to the Royal Commission into Family Violence suggests intimate partner violence is as prevalent in LGBTIQ communities as it is in the general population. Studies have shown that approximately one-third of LGBTIQ people in Victoria (and nationally) have experienced intimate partner abuse, but that only 20 per cent of these cases are reported. If you are affected by family violence, help and support are available. You are not alone.

  10. Family violence and women with disabilities

    Women with disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse and are more likely to experience violence.