Donate to the Family Peace Foundation and help us work towards peaceful upbringings for every Australian child. Our aim is more peaceful homes, workplaces and communities, leading to a safer and more productive Australian society. The Family Peace Foundation’s vision is peaceful upbringings for every Australian child.
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Falling in love, starting out, maybe getting married then expecting a first baby seem so far from the tragic reality of family violence.
So what happens to cause up to one third of all relationships to experience family violence ?
Evidence shows some of the key contributors to family violence include excessive alcohol, financial stress, social and emotional incompetence, lack of family rituals and lack of respectful relationships.
Family violence rarely occurs out of nowhere. Inevitably it starts with occasional stress becoming constant stress which leads to conflict which becomes excessive conflict and then in far too many instances, conflict becomes violent.
Over one million Australian children are the current victims of family violence .
How do we plan to achieve that lofty goal?
The Foundation’s work is all about strengthening families to give them the skills, knowledge and strategies to swim against the inevitable tide of constant stress which if not appropriately managed leads to excessive conflict which in many cases leads to family violence.
The way the Family Peace Foundation strengthens families is through education via brief communication. Education via brief communication has been used very successfully around the world to bring about positive social behaviour change.The Victorian T.A.C. campaigns on radio, television, press and billboard’s have been highly successful in helping to get the road toll down to effectively one tenth of what it was just forty or so years ago.
The Foundation wants to do the same with family violence statistics over the next twenty to thirty years.
However, to succeed, the Foundation needs the financial support of Australian families and businesses. Whilst we will work hard to get Government assistance, reality is whatever Governments give the Foundation will fall far short of what we need to succeed.
So how much should you give?
As a constant reminder of what family peace means to you, an amount of $1 to $5 per week for each one of your children, grandchildren or other young loved ones will help ensure the Family Peace Foundation can consistently – over the twenty to thirty years it will take – work towards peaceful upbringings for every Australian child.
Currently, one in four Australian children are exposed far too often to family violence.
If we can get one in four to one in four hundred, we will have succeeded.
Sadly, the families that need the most help in eliminating family violence from their homes are, not always but invariably, not emotionally or financially able to support the Foundation’s work.
Thus, we are relying on you, the parents and grandparents of Australia’s fortunate children to give us as much support as you can.
There are many worthy causes that you are called on to support on an almost constant basis, however, to our minds at the Family Peace Foundation, nothing will do more to improve Australian society than putting an end to family violence.
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Donate to the Family Peace Foundation and help us work towards peaceful upbringings for every Australian child. Our aim is more peaceful homes, workplaces and communities, leading to a safer and more productive Australian society.