GP's who refer couples to relationship counselling, if there is violence in the relationship, risk the victim being punished and to further harm.
Rotary Matters' Ian Stuart interviewed Rotary SAFE Families' Chair, Dorothy Gilmour on his radio program on Friday, November 2022. You can hear this interview: Stream Stopping Abuse In Families Everywhere by Rotary Matters | Listen online for free on SoundCloud
Our Watch is a national leader in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia.
Four out of five family law cases involving children include allegations of at least one major risk factor associated with child abuse or family violence, according to court data.
Thank you to Heather Birch, Acting Principal Policy Adviser, Office of Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians/Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention for providing Rotary SAFE Families with their updated Top Tips for Calling our Elder Abuse in Victoria for 2021. Preventing_elder_abuse_–_Commissioner_for_Older_Victorians_2021.pdf
Elder abuse has taken the attention of community support organisations and help is freely available to an older person who is being abused by a family member.
This guide highlights the role that a Bystander can do when faced with family abuse.
Are you aware of the matrix of marriage, migration, and abuse in our suburbs?
Rotary Melbourne would like to inform you of a very important hand signal being used by a victims of abuse, possibly during lockdown. This is to alert the person online they need help.
Research shows the traumatic impact on our children, when they are abused or witness family abuse in childhood and its ripple-effect into adulthood.
The attached item from The Age, is important as Indigenous women in Australia call for a separate domestic violence plan. Rotary SAFE Families endorses their request for their own abuse plan.
COMPASS Inc. have endorsed Rotary SAFE Families campaign against elder abuse.
Very important: For Family, Friends and Neighbours -how to assess, discuss and find support for a victim of abuse.
World research finds community attitudes towards child abuse has remained unchanged for past 20 years. This is an update from the Australian Childhood Foundation.
The following article is from The Age recently, highlighting the use of devices, drones, children's toys, and baby monitors to track and stalk women in the scourge of domestic abuse while in lockdown.
This article found in The Age, Sunday 5 September, 2021, depicts the growing use of technology, drones and internet to control and continue the abuse of women.
This is an excellent excerpt from an ABC News item, regarding men needing to step up and seek support. This does not convey a weakness in men.
The following story is of the outstanding work being done in the acknowledgement and prevention of elder abuse. Elder abuse is the most under-reported type of abuse in Australia.
Thanks to Giles Tilley, Rotary Brookefield who has provided the details of this fantastic program where horses help women who have been traumatised and abused. Rotary SAFE Families is privileged to endorse the Rebuild Program.