Domestic and family violence is a rising public health concern in Australia. The Queensland police currently receives over 180 reported incidents every day, which experts believe to be only a small fraction of the actual number of domestic crimes being perpetrated (source).
May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month.
In this month, the Queensland government is running the Trust Your Instinct – call DV Connect campaign to promote community awareness about domestic and family violence.
The campaign has so far received positive results of 40% increase via its Womensline service, as the State Government announces an extra $1.5 million to fund for new staff, emergency accommodation and other services for clients escaping violent situations (source).
For more information and helpful resources, please visit the official campaign website. You can also follow the official Facebook page, or attend any of the campaign events.
Most importantly, please contact the state-wide Womensline and Mensline if you seek confidential advice about safety strategies and support to curb domestic violence.
ICH is also running our own Trust Your Instinct workshop!
Time: 1-3pm on 22 May 2015
Venue: ICH Hall (38 Sittella Street, Inala, Queensland)
Don’t let your concern become regret. Trust your instinct.