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 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.
Domestic and family violence can take many forms, including financial, physical, sexual, spiritual, verbal. One common, and often unrecognised, form of domestic violence is emotional abuse (also known as psychological abuse). Emotional abuse is as an ongoing pattern of behaviour intended to cause emotional harm, through manipulation, isolation or intimidation.
Emotional abuse can occur in different types of relationships- including adult to child, peer to peer, or even in workplace relationships. In the case of intimate partner relationships, emotional abuse affects one in four Australian women, and one in seven men.
Below are some of the signs of emotional abuse common within an intimate partner relationship (or even with an ex-partner). Many emotionally abusive relationships do not include physical violence, however some physically violent relationships may begin with emotional abuse.
It’s important to address emotional abuse as it can have long term impact on those affected, including ongoing loss of confidence and trust.
If you think someone you know may be experiencing emotional or psychological abuse, you can help in a number of different ways:
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