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Domestic violence

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Domestic Violence | myVMC

Domestic violence refers to physical, sexual or other types of violence in the home. It is most commonly characterised by a man abusing his sexual partner.

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Domestic violence TINO : Tune In Not Out

Domestic violence can occur in many forms. It is important to remember that no one has the right to be violent towards you.

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Tool kit: Domestic Violence

A self-help resource to help people living with domestic violence

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Family and domestic violence

We support people experiencing family and domestic violence by providing information, resources and referrals.

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Domestic violence support | Abuse and violence | ReachOut Australia

If youre experiencing domestic violence, there are services available to help you regardless of where you live in Australia.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Domestic violence and pregnancy

Domestic violence is the most common form of assault. Women are most at risk of violence in their own home. Physical violence and sexual violence from your partner is against the law. Emotional abuse can be as harmful as physical abuse.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Domestic violence and what you can do about it | Abuse and violence | ReachOut Australia

Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, is violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour in a relationship.

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Stepping up for kids

Understanding and supporting children who have experienced Family and Domestic Violence

Read more on Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN) website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Family violence

Many families argue at times but domestic violence or family violence is more than just arguing. It is actions or words that hurt, scare, control or bully others.

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Young Adult Health - Health Topics - Relationship violence (domestic violence)

If you are in a relationship with someone who is being abusive towards you, this is not healthy and you may need help to stay safe. Not all abuse is physical. It can also be emotional, verbal, social, sexual, neglect and financial exploitation.

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