Children can experience lifelong impacts of domestic and family violence even if they haven’t witnessed the abuse. Our practitioners provide a secure and trusting environment for school-aged children to talk about and make sense of their feelings. We can also work with one or both parents to develop strategies that support their child’s safety and wellbeing and plan for a future in which they can thrive.
Children and young people who are exposed to domestic and family violence can experience the same fear, intimidation and threat to their safety as those that are the direct victims of violence. Some might show signs that their situation is affecting them. Others keep their feelings inside. Learn how to recognise the signs your child may not be coping and what you can do to support them.