ABUSE

“The most damaging aspect of abuse, is the trauma to our hearts and souls from being betrayed by the people that we love and trust.”

 

- Robert Burney

CHRISSIE'S STORY

Chrissie shares her brave story of survival through domestic violence and personal terrorism to a new life of peace.

In Australia, domestic violence is defined as violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a member of the person's family, or causes the family member to be fearful.

 

A survey of domestic violence data in Australia revealed that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced at least one incident of violence from a current or former partner since the age of 15.

A critical report by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in 2018 revealed that 1 in 6 (approximately 1.5 million) women and 1 in 9 (approximately 992,000 men) were physically and/or sexually abused before the age of 15.

The same report revealed that 72,000 women, 34,000 children and 9,000 men employed homelessness services in 2016–17 due to domestic violence.

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