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Children and domestic violence: ‘There is never any harm in seeking support’

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PARENTS are being advised to reach out for professional help if they are worried that children have been affected by domestic and family violence. Some counsellors warn that the effects may not be easy to recognise particularly for stressed parents coping with the strain of an abusive relationship and the demands of raising children. Centacare executive director Peter Selwood said ... Read More »

Brisbane archdiocese reigniting campaign to end domestic and family violence

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DOMESTIC violence workers are dealing with a significant increase in distressed women and children, including those involved in high-risk cases, as awareness campaigns continue across south-east Queensland. Centacare, the Catholic Church’s social services arm, has reported increases in the number of women who have reached out for help, matching the observations of police. “This is a problem that is everywhere. ... Read More »

Social worker says Queensland’s new domestic violence laws are a ‘positive’ step towards stronger families

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ALLOWING community agencies to share information about domestic violence cases is a positive step in protecting more women and children from abusive homes, a Brisbane social worker said. Good Samaritan Housing community co-ordinator Joanne Davies said the recent changes to Queensland legislation on domestic violence allowing specialist agencies to share information was a positive change. Ms Davies also commended the ... Read More »

Booklet for women in domestic violence revised as new DV laws pass in Queensland

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WOMEN looking to escape domestic violence should feel confident about turning to Christian churches for support following the passing of new Queensland laws, Anglican minister Reverend Richard Tutin said.  The Anglican priest of 39 years and general secretary of Queensland Churches Together, which includes membership from the Catholic Church, said the new domestic violence laws passed in Queensland parliament on ... Read More »

Domestic violence, separation and Church teaching

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SHOULD I stay, or should I go now?  It is the title of a chart-topping single by British punk band The Clash, but also a life-defining, cry-in-the-dark question facing many couples caught in crisis.  When domestic violence is involved, when is enough, enough? Separation. Under what circumstances can a spouse or partner leave another? Many people, including Catholics, are forced ... Read More »

Centacare says it’s time for action on domestic violence

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“OVER-stretched resources and programs responding to domestic violence in Queensland need to be strengthened,” Centacare Brisbane’s Family and Relationship Services director Christine Hodge at the end of a week of tragedy said. The deaths of two women and a child in the state within a week as a result of domestic and family violence sparked a call for action within ... Read More »

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