Sharing Your Story Can Help Free You From Your Past and Help Others in the Process

The following was kindly contributed by Broken to Brilliant, who will be attending the 2018 STOP Domestic Violence Conference from 3-5th December at QT, Gold Coast.  As domestic violence survivors we knew only too well that there was limited support for our long-term recovery and that recovery is not a…

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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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Therapy Dogs: All About Canine Companions for Survivors of Abuse

Many people experience abusive situations in their lifetimes: Physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual abuse can occur in many types of interpersonal relationships, and neglect is another common–and deeply debilitating–form of abuse many children suffer through. Survivors of one form of abuse are extremely likely to have suffered other types of…

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The Journey of African-Born Women – From Intimate Partner Violence to Seeking Help

Secure your spot at the 2017  STOP Domestic Violence Conference Australia, held at Rydges Melbourne this December. Mrs Sarah Ajowi, PhD Scholar at Charles Darwin University will be discussing “The journey of African-born women – from intimate partner violence to seeking help”. This PhD research project investigates the journey of the African-born women…

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Vicarious Trauma: Managing the Inevitable

Rape and domestic violence services Australia The term ‘vicarious trauma’ is often associated with the ‘cost of caring’ for others. It can be defined as the impact on professionals from engaging empathically with a client who has experienced a traumatic experience. This can include workers in ‘helping professions’ such as Disaster…

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Evaluation of an Australian Domestic Abuse Program For Offending Males

Domestic violence (DV) has significant consequences for victims, including emotional trauma, psychological disorders, physical injuries and mortality.  The financial cost of DV in Australia was estimated to be approximately 8.1 billion dollars a year, most costs impacting on victims. The rate of DV in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, is…

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