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Domestic and Family Violence

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These resources provide information and contact details about where to get help for victims of domestic and family violence (DFV), as well as information for family and friends who suspect someone they know is being abused. There is also information for people who use violence or abuse about how to get help.

Staying Home Safe

We have created “Staying Home Safe” resources for the wider sector to support women and children to stay home safe while leaving violence.

These resources are a part of the Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) program. Momentum Collective is a current provider of the SHLV program in the Northern NSW area.

The below videos provide information and tips on how to make safety plans at the work or study place, at home and with children.

Purple Book

Most people in intimate relationships disagree about things from time to time and this is normal. In a healthy relationship both parties treat each other as equals, both parties should be able to put forward their different points of view or concerns and feel comfortable discussing them together. In a relationship where domestic and family violence is present, it is very different as one person in the relationship uses abuse and/or violence to control the other person through fear.

Violence against women and children is never acceptable and cannot be excused for any reason. Women and children who experience it are not to blame for another’s violent behaviour.

The Purple Book contains general information that may assist you to make some decisions about your situation, however we recommend that you seek assistance and support. A list of useful numbers and websites is included at the back of the book.