Family violence response must tackle all forms of abuse

Abstract

The term “domestic violence” typically conjures images of physical assaults perpetrated by men against women and children in the home. But beneath the tip of the iceberg of severe violence lie a myriad of other damaging behaviours, including psychological and financial abuse, and emotional manipulation. These are the less “visible” forms of abuse, but should not be overlooked or trivialised simply because their effects are less easily seen. To truly address family violence we need to target all forms of violent and abusive behaviour irrespective of who commits it

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oai:vtl.cc.swin.edu.au:swin:39756Last time updated on 5/26/2016

This paper was published in Swinburne Research Bank.

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