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If you have been or are being subjected to Family Violence or know someone who you have concerns for, then if it is physical acts that are being committed it may be obvious that is what is occurring is what the courts will call "Family Violence", but emotional abuse and more subtle behaviour can also constitute Family Violence.
There are many different types of Family and Domestic Violence. They include physical, emotional, economic and social. It can affect someone of any age.
Family or Domestic Violence is usually about power and control and there are many ways a person can exhibit controlling behaviour.
Some examples of behaviour that may constitute Family Violence include:
Family Violence can take many forms and so the above list is not an exhaustive list but a guide only.
It is important to remember that nobody has the right to be violence, abusive or controlling toward you. If someone is hurting you, either physically or emotionally, that can be very scary and it might be hard for you to know how you can stop it. There are people and organisations that can help you.
If you have been or are being subjected to Family Violence you should know how to keep yourself safe and where you can seek more help when you are ready or able to. We have a list of 23 different contact organisations available to you under the heading Family Violence in our Links and Resources Page.
The following steps to ensure your safety is taken from the Reach Out.com website:
The following fact sheets will contain more helpful information to assist you:
Michelle Beatty, Senior Lawyer
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