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Children and their experience of family violence | Family Violence Learning Series | Australian Childhood Foundation
4 April @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm AEST
Learn practical approaches and hear from other practitioners about what works when providing family violence support oriented towards the needs of children and young people.
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What is the Family Violence Learning Series?
Children and young people carry many more of the costs of domestic and family violence than we acknowledge as a society – they are harmed by seeing and hearing violence and its effects, by the effects of coercive control and the relational dynamics set up by perpetrators of violence, by the impacts of their mother’s stress and distress. Their development is adversely affected by it, and they struggle to make sense of why the violence occurs and what it means.
Children and young people need responses that ensure they are safe in an enduring way. They need support to be able to make sense of how the violence has shaped their interactions and how it continues to influence what they know to be true about relationships. They need the people around them to offer them comfort and hope. Children and young people need to come to know that their own identity and life will not be defined by the violence.
The Australian Childhood Foundation has provided specialist trauma integrative family violence therapeutic services to children, young people and their families and carers for over two decades. Our pioneering work in this area has been recognised nationally and internationally.