Family Violence is not just physical
Although most people would understand family violence as women being physically assaulted by their male partners, there are many forms of abuse that make up family violence. It is also important to note that Family Violence exists in all cultural and socio-economic groups.
“What really blew me away was when my wife asked me why I don’t treat my friends the way I treat her and the kids. I told her it was because my friends wouldn’t want to know me if I treated them like that. It really made me think”
“I used to blame everyone else for my violence. Now I understand that I choose how I react. Other people don’t make me lash out.”
“I was a bit worried about being in a group with other men, but I’m glad I did it. I learnt heaps from the others, they’re like family now, and realised it’s not just me that has this problem.”