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Remain Alert: Recognising the warning signs of Domestic Violence and Abuse

It is not always possible to know with certainty what goes on in a friend’s or close family member’s relationship, particularly behind closed doors.  There are however some tell-tale signs and symptoms of emotional and physical abuse.  Some of the following are warning signs of abuse in a friend/family member or co-worker. Take them very seriously…. Read More

Tips For Separated Mums & Dads On Coping With Christmas

The build up towards Christmas is warranted.  It is a time for families and friends to relax, exchange gifts, share meals and generally enjoy each other’s company, not to mention eat, drink and be merry. It’s about putting the year behind you and toasting to a new year.   Unfortunately, however, happy scenes are not… Read More

Domestic Violence – Part 2

Physical Abuse and Domestic Violence When we think about Domestic Violence, in most circumstances, people refer to physical abuse of a spouse or intimate partner. I certainly see many people who indicate to me “No, there’s never been any physical abuse”. Physical assault or battering is a crime and is punishable by law. The police… Read More

Domestic Violence – Part 1

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence knows no barriers.  It can happen to anyone of any walk of life and any cultural background.  Despite the penetration of domestic violence in every realm of society the problem is often overlooked, excused or denied.  This is especially the case when the violence is emotional or psychological as… Read More