Tag Archives: Domestic abuse

Song for Sunday – Luka by Suzanne Vega

Released in 1987, Luka by Suzanne Vega is about family violence and child abuse. (It’s worth watching the video.) Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say And it’s … Continue reading

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Saturday quote – Rosie Batty on family violence

Continuing on the theme of domestic and family violence from this week’s weekend reading, today’s quote is from Rosie Batty. Rosie is the 2015 Australian of the Year who inspired the nation following the murder of her son by his father. … Continue reading

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Some good articles/links – domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence have been in the news quite a bit this week due to the start of public hearings for the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence, so this week’s weekend reading focuses on domestic and family violence. … Continue reading

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Domestic violence – why doesn’t she just leave?

Many women make numerous attempts to leave a violent relationship before finally ending the relationship [1, 2]. In one large Australian study, 35% of women who had experienced violence in the previous five years from their current partner had left … Continue reading

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Domestic violence training materials

. This great video on domestic violence, from a free Australian training package, involves actors playing real people. Bronwyn and Gary  own a real estate business in a rural regional centre. They have two children; Luke aged 13 and Sally aged … Continue reading

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Domestic and family violence – What about men?

This week I’m helping to facilitate a three day workshop on domestic and family violence for students in the Master of Family Studies. I’m looking forward to it, but must admit I’m also a bit apprehensive because domestic and family … Continue reading

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