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Understanding Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is a form of domestic violence, which can be defined as unwanted sexual activity. This activity is not just physical – it can also include verbal & emotional elements. Understand the signs and effects of sexual abuse and how to get help.

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Recognising Drug Addiction

What is drug addiction? How do you know if you have a problem and where can you get help?

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Understanding Verbal Abuse

Understand what constitutes verbal abuse including the key signs to look for and how you can avoid it.

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Understanding Physical Abuse

Domestic violence can take many forms – it can include verbal, sexual, emotional, social, financial, spiritual and psychological abuse. The most commonly known is physical abuse, with 16% of women (1.5 million) and 5.9% of men (528,800) in Australia. Here we look at some signs of physical abuse, as well as some steps to address it.

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Understanding Spiritual Abuse

Domestic violence can take many forms – it can include verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, social, financial, and psychological abuse. One of the lesser known forms of this behaviour is spiritual abuse, also known as religious abuse. Read on to learn more.

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Understanding Emotional Abuse

Domestic and family violence can take many forms. One common, and often unrecognised, form of domestic violence is emotional abuse, which is an ongoing pattern of behaviour intended to cause emotional harm.

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Understanding financial abuse

Domestic and family violence can take many forms – it can include many different types of behaviour including verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, social, spiritual, and psychological abuse. One form of domestic violence which is often overlooked is financial abuse.

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How to be a better listener

Effective listening is the key to good communication. Many disagreements in relationships occur when people think others are not listening (and therefore not understanding) them. Whether miscommunication arises in the home, workplace, or with friends, effective listening skills go a long way towards addressing misunderstandings and establishing healthier communication patterns.

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Steps towards a healthy relationship

Maintaining a healthy relationship is not always easy, but worth the effort. Creating strong and respectful partnerships have many benefits. Here we outline some tips and techniques that may help build a healthy (and happy) relationship with your partner.

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Supporting someone experiencing domestic violence

As a trusted friend, family member or community worker, your support may be key to helping someone who is experiencing domestic violence.

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