a Maryborough Rotary Initiative
]Supporting the community to reduce family violence by increasing awareness and discussion. Advising people in violent relationships about programs and other support available to them. Facilitating partnerships between the region's services and agencies to develop a locally driven, collaborative resides to family violence and its related issues in our community. Early intervention strategies to raise awareness of the symptoms of family violence and encourage participation in support programs.
Family Violence can be ... Physical, Emotional or Sexual You don’t have to be hit to be hurt It can involve partners, parents, children, siblings, extended family, carers and past intimate relationships. It occurs when someone harms you, controls you or makes you feel afraid Just being exposed to family violence is damaging A healthy relationship is when you are ... - treated with respect - safe and never scared - free to say no - free to make your own choices - free to see your friends and family when you want - able to be yourself - able to compromise, say sorry and talk arguments out For help 1800RESPECT .
GOOD VALUES, STRONGER FAMILIES STRONGER COMMUNITIES
The effects of family violence aren’t limited to what happens behind closed doors The fall out affects the victims, their families and friends, as well as those who carry out the violence It has impacts on our feelings of safety, how we interact with each other as a community and overshadows the vibrancy and quality of our everyday environment. The #SayNO2familyviolence campaign is aimed at helping to reduce incidents of family violence and developing Maryborough as a thriving, safe and healthy place to live and work At the local level and in the short term, this means equipping the community with skills to understand and meet the challenges of violence and to encourage victims and perpetrators to seek help. A longer term goal is to change attitudes and behaviours toward offending, condoning, tolerating and ignoring family violence
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