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For children

Kids Helpline — Remember to talk with children about how to use the Kids Helpline in a way that does not put them at further risk from the man — such as phoning from a public phone, school or friends house.

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research – has many resources, events and research articles

The hideout — A UK-based website for children experiencing domestic and family violence. If there is a possibility that the family may need to relocate to a refuge to be safe, you can use the ‘virtual refuge’ tool on this page to talk to children about what it might be like in a refuge.

What's OK at home? — A place for kids and young people from the Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRC) Victoria.

To help parents to talk to their children about violence

Berry Street Childhood Institute

The 10 fact sheets can be downloaded here for free:

  • Brochure 1: Parenting, violence and your safety: who can help
  • Brochure 2: Pregnancy and violence
  • Brochure 3: Parenting a baby who has experienced violence: birth to 18 months
  • Brochure 4: Parenting a toddler who has experienced violence: 1.5 to 3 years
  • Brochure 5: Parenting a pre-schooler who has experienced violence: 3 to 5 years
  • Brochure 6: Parenting a primary schooler who has experienced violence: 5 to 12 years
  • Brochure 7: Parenting a teenager who has experienced violence: 13 to 18 years
  • Brochure 8: The effects of violence on children’s behaviour
  • Brochure 9: Parenting: Talking about separating, moving house and seeing dad
  • Brochure 10: Parenting, violence and the legal system

For parents


1800 Respect — Phone and online counselling for women experiencing violence. The website has information on keeping kids safe.

For more on the impacts of domestic violence on children refer to  

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