Your safety and that of your children is our priority.

WHAT IS SCOPE? SCOPE (Suncoast Cooloola Outreach Prevention and Education) has been established to reduce the occurrence and impact of domestic and family violence, from Caloundra to Gympie and the Hinterland, Queensland. http://www.scopedv.org/ SAFE STEPS Family Violence Response Centre provides at no cost a range of professional support services for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them. http://www.safesteps.org.au/your-safety/ 24/7 Family Violence Response1800 015 188 (Toll free) Keeping you and your children safe whether you are still in the relationship or have left it is our priority. If you have been threatened or you and your family are in danger now – call 000 Emergency or Police. Family violence is unacceptable and can take many forms. It includes behaviour that is violent, threatening, intimidating or controlling and causes you and your children to be fearful. We know how hard it can be to make a call to seek help and to acknowledge that you are not being treated properly. You may be feeling confused, have lost confidence in your own judgement and your ability to make decisions, or to make any changes in your life. When you call the safe steps 24/7 response service, keeping you and your children safe, whether you are still in the relationship or have left it is our priority. safe steps crisis support advocates are on hand to help you explore your options and to escape abuse. Our services include: Risk assessment to establish how safe you and your children are Crisis accommodation if you are at risk and need to leave...

AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION

The Australian Childhood Foundation works to save children from the trauma of child abuse, neglect and family violence in these ways: Our trauma teams help children families, carers and support professionals throughout Australia, including remote and regional areas. Their collaboration with a network of adults and organisations focuses on creating an environment dedicated to the recovery and healing of children traumatised by abuse, neglect and family violence. Help us to reclaim children’s most important possession: their childhood. Your donation will help us to ensure we can continue to support abused children to heal. https://netcommunity.childhood.org.au/donate Why We Exist Abuse costs the community up to $30 billion dollars a year. The Impact of abuse is life-long and affects us all. Traumatised children suffer throughout their lives, long after the abuse itself has stopped. Abuse and neglect impacts the brains of young children, shaping their behaviour and reactions to the world around them , leaving them ill-equipped to manage the demands of adulthood . Without specialist help and protection, the experience of abuse can become the starting point for a lifetime of struggle, confusion, conflict and breakdown. It can lead to depression, drug and alcohol addiction, violence, crime,mental illness and youth and adult suicide. The experience of child abuse and family violence rocks the very core of children. It undermines their self confidence and eats away at their self esteem. It makes them feel worthless and unlovable. Heart Felt a collection of children’s experiences and stories of abuse, recovery and hope The experience of child abuse and family violence rocks the very core of children. The abuse itself is often accompanied with messages that reinforce children’s vulnerability. They are often told that the abuse is their fault. They are told...