Changing for Good: Violence Prevention Program
The Violence Prevention Program is part of the Changing for Good service and is for men who are worried about their thoughts and behaviour escalating to physical violence.Read more
Domestic and family violence in our community is unacceptable. Everyone has the right to be free from harm and to live without fear of abuse. All victims need compassionate and highly responsive support. Understand the different forms of domestic and family violence.
Domestic and family violence in our community is unacceptable. Everyone has the right to be free from harm and to live without fear of abuse. All victims need compassionate and highly responsive support.
The Help is Here campaign provides information on support services available to anyone affected by abuse and domestic violence, to help them access the support they need, when they need it.
If it is an emergency, dial 000.
If you are self-isolating or required to isolate, but are in immediate danger, you can leave your house. Contact a domestic violence support service for advice about continuing to isolate in a safe place.
We view violence towards partners – whether they live together or not – as domestic violence. When children or other family members are involved we refer to this as family violence.
If you have to change your behaviour out of fear for what your partner might do, you are experiencing domestic violence.
Violence can take many forms and isn’t always physical. This kind of violence is not about passion or loss of control. Its intent is to exert power, to control you.
Are you being controlled, intimidated, coerced or humiliated in your closest relationship? Do you feel isolated and worn down? Are you constantly on edge, feeling like you have to tip toe around their moods? Do you worry that your partner’s behaviour is harming your children?
Physical violence may not be the first sign of violence in a relationship but it is the easiest to recognise.
Any of these forms of controlling behaviour can be violent and can escalate to physical violence. Often men and women do not realise there is violence in their relationship until it becomes physical.
You may try to tell yourself it’s not that bad. But violence is never okay. You may tell yourself that it will change. Unfortunately, without treatment or intervention, domestic violence is very likely to get worse.
Nobody has the right to control, hurt, imprison, frighten or humiliate you.
Nobody has the right to threaten you or the people you love in order to control you.
Abuse it not caused by your behaviour. It is not your fault.
The Post-Men’s Behaviour Change Program is part of the Changing for Good service and is for men who have completed a Men’s Behaviour Change Program (MBCP) in the last 12 months.Read more