One of the saddest things I see with family violence is how it affects generations of a family. The trauma caused by abuse can devastate a child’s development, relationships and belonging in the world. Tragically, sometimes, those children carry the impact into adulthood. As parents, they can struggle to provide love and support to their own children. And so, the cycle of abuse continues.
It’s no wonder our services and waiting lists are at a critical point and continuing to grow.
We cannot hope to eliminate family violence unless we have the resources to give specialist therapeutic care to every child who has experienced abuse. We must help these precious children and young people understand their pain. We need to help them learn to accept love again so that they can grow into healthy, confident and hopeful adults. By doing this we start to break the cycle of family violence.
My hope is that we can count on your continued support as the financial year comes to an end. Any amount you can give at this time is tax deductible.
There are so many children who need your help now.
The Australian Child Maltreatment Study* ﬁndings
A recent study revealed critical statistics on the scale of the issues we treat every day. The ﬁndings make up the cycle we are working to break.
We urgently need more funds so we can break this cycle of abuse.
*The Australian Child Maltreatment Study – National prevalence and associated health outcomes of child abuse and neglect, The Medical Journal of Australia, 2023
* Names have been changed to protect the identities of children. Thank you for your understanding and support. If you, or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000 and ask for Police. For confidential support regarding family and domestic violence, please call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).