Female only fitness class tackles domestic violence

The response from Gladstone’s first female-only defence class for domestic violence is evidence it’s been a long time coming. Held at Gladstone’s PCYC, program organiser Bec Frost said it’s advertised as a fun fitness program but was really designed to help build positive relationships and emotional strength. “The program is…

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Your Opportunity to Present at the 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference

The annual STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held at QT, Gold Coast on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2018 with optional workshops on Wednesday 5 December.   The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for a unified voice to share, network and collaborate on the…

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Domestic violence perpetrators praise police program helping them to change

Domestic violence perpetrators on the Sunshine Coast are crediting a collaborative police program with turning their lives around and changing their behaviour. “The love had gone, the kids were suffering, my partner was suffering, everyone in the house was suffering actually,” he told ABC’s Focus program. His first encounter with officers…

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The Domestic Violence Statistics You Need to Know

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Join us at the 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference this December

The annual STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held at QT, Gold Coast on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2018 with optional workshops on Wednesday 5 December.   The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for a unified voice to share, network and collaborate on the…

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Why Survivors of Repeated Traumas Carry So Much Shame & Secretly Blame Themselves

I realised how fitting it is to write this piece during SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month). There are many parallels amongst trauma survivors.  Whether the trauma is sexual assault or domestic violence, which often includes sexual assault, certain aspects such as shame and self-hatred permeate the survivor’s experience. I’m a survivor…

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