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Early signs of abuse not overlooked, Centacare warns its not just about physical violence

The first phone call to police came five months after her wedding. The woman sobbed that her new husband had bashed her. He had pushed her head into a wall repeatedly. 

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Domestic Violence can touch every part of people’s lives

For years, domestic violence trapped the woman like a fog that wouldn’t lift. Every part of her life, from home to work and her relationship with her teenage son, had been impacted by her abusive partner.

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Warning signs that can show you he is an abuser

When we started dating, I thought he was the perfect gentleman. He would open doors for me, take me on picnics and buy me flowers. It wasn’t until six months into the relationship when his controlling and manipulative tendencies surfaced. I’m fortunate I got out before things became too serious.

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Children and domestic violence: There is never any harm in seeking support

Parents are being advised to reach out for professional help if they are worried that children have been affected by domestic and family violence.

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Technology bringing violence into the open

Police and domestic violence workers were baffled by one case – how did the abusive partner of a woman keep tracking her and her children in emergency accommodation?

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