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 .
The Family Peace Foundation’s vision is peaceful upbringings for every Australian child.