• Warning signs that can show you he’s 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. Others haven’t been so fortunate… Read more »

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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. Some counsellors warn that the effects may not be easy to recognise particularly for stressed parents coping with the strain of an abusive relationship and the demands of raising children. Centacare… Read more »

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  • Domestic Violence Walk and Candle Lighting Ceremony

    Joining with communities across Australia, Sunshine Coast residents answered a call to action for individuals to speak out against family violence by participating in a “walk against domestic violence” and candle lighting ceremony at Mooloolaba on May 2. The walk started at the War Memorial at Alexandra Headland and concluded with a ceremony at the… Read more »

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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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  • Shining a light on domestic abuse and family violence

    Domestic violence workers are dealing with a significant increase in distressed women and children, including those involved in high-risk cases, as awareness campaigns continue across south-east Queensland.

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  • Centacare – providing help at a time of need

    Non-government organisations are praising a partnership with police that is helping to combat domestic and family violence for high-risk victims. Centacare practitioners are being placed in targeted police stations to ensure their expertise is available in a timely and responsive way for victims…

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  • Deep impact of abuse

    “THE general public’s view of domestic violence must be changed by an educational campaign, according to one of Queensland’s leading social work academics…”

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  • Hidden books tell a tale of violence

    “The books were kept in the linen cupboard. A collection of novels grouped together near the towels and bedsheets. It seemed an unusual place for this bunch of treasured books, most in excellent condition. The woman with the books in the linen cupboard lived alone. But she couldn’t bring herself to place her books in the open….”

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We at the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane are committed to helping end domestic and family violence in all its forms. The Archdiocese includes Brisbane Catholic Education and its 137 Catholic schools, Centacare’s child care services, disability and aged care support services, family and relationship services and pastoral care services, as well as 99 parish communities. We stretch from the Queensland & New South Wales border, north to Gin Gin and west to Eidsvold and Gatton.


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