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Fact Sheet for Women

This fact sheet is designed to answer questions women frequently ask when they are considering action to take in response to domestic violence (specifically, intimate partner abuse). It is designed to allay fears women may have about attending a domestic violence service by explaining what domestic violence services will and won’t do, and also to help women who may not recall responses to all their questions when they do attend a service.

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Are you living in a Respectful Relationship?

This fact sheet about non-physical abuse was produced following research on intimate partner abuse in the Bowen Basin and Mackay region of Central Queensland. This fact sheet provides women with the opportunity to self assess their relationship; it affirms that non-physical abuse has serious effects and that women experiencing such abuse should seek help.

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Strong women – Hard yarns

Strong women – Hard yarns was developed by CDFVR in collaboration with both its Mackay and state-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reference groups. This booklet is designed for three different age groups – young women, middle-aged women and older women. It contains real life stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s experiences of abuse as well as tips to help identify domestic and family violence and to access support as early as possible.

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Orders and Breaches

The Domestic Violence Orders and Breaches resource provides responses to frequently asked questions regarding the nature of, and processes associated with, domestic violence orders. It has been developed in consultation with a range of stakeholders and is a useful summary of key DVO issues.

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Babies and toddlers

The Babies and toddlers fact sheet is designed to provide mothers and pregnant women with information about the effects of domestic and family violence on babies and toddlers. It enables mothers to identify abusive behaviour and provides strategies for protecting their babies and toddlers against its consequences.

Babies and toddlers and their Fathers

The Babies and toddlers fact sheet is designed to provide fathers and fathers-to-be with information about the effects of domestic and family violence on babies and toddlers. It enables fathers to identify abusive behaviour and provides strategies for protecting their babies and toddlers against its consequences.

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Children 4 – 12

The Children 4-12 factsheet provides mothers with an insight into what their children may be thinking and feeling; and how their behaviour may be affected, if they are exposed to domestic and family violence. It gives mothers strategies to protect their children against the damaging effect that domestic and family violence can have on their lives.

Children 4 – 12 and their Fathers

The Children 4-12 fact sheet provides fathers with an insight into what their children may be thinking and feeling; and how their behaviour may be affected, if they are exposed to domestic and family violence. It gives fathers strategies to protect their children against the damaging effect that domestic and family violence can have on their lives.

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Young People

The Young people factsheet is designed to provide mothers with information about what the young people in their family might be thinking and feeling; and how their transition to a strong, resilient adulthood can be affected, by being exposed to domestic and family violence. It provides mothers with strategies to support their daughter/son’s journey and lessen the impact of their exposure to domestic violence.

Young People and their Fathers

The Young people factsheet is designed to provide fathers with information about what the young people in their family might be thinking and feeling; and how their transition to a strong, resilient adulthood can be affected, by being exposed to domestic and family violence. It provides fathers with strategies to support their daughter/son’s journey and lessen the impact of their exposure to domestic violence.

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Adolescent to Parent Abuse

The Adolescent to Parent Abuse fact sheet is designed to provide information to families who are experiencing abuse from their adolescent son or daughter. It enables the reader to identify abusive behaviour and provides a range of professional organisations to assist families to seek external support.

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Domestic Violence Goes to Work

The Domestic Violence Goes to Work fact sheet is designed to (a) provide information to employers on how to assist people subjected to domestic violence (predominantly women) in the workplace and best practices for employers to ensure a safe and secure workplace; and to (b) enable an employee to recognise the warning signs when a colleague is being abused at home and how to respond and communicate concerns for their safety.

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Domestic Violence Workers and the Family Violence Provisions

This is a suite of CDFVR resources to support professionals assisting clients with applications under the family violence provisions in the Migration Regulations 1994. There are three resources available:

  1. a brochure that maps the role of domestic violence support workers in supporting clients and their Migration Agents, through the legal process, which includes practice tips and defines key concepts;
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  2. an A3 poster version of the resource for domestic violence support workers;
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  3. an A3 poster of the legal process for Migration Agents.
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