Domestic Violence in Families

The Domestic Violence in Families Committee is committed to highlighting the issues of domestic violence, and resourcing the church to be effective in its ministry in this special area of need.  Workshops have been conducted around Australia and New Zealand, highlighting the issues of domestic violence and providing resources to equip church leaders.

Below is a list of resources provided by the committee to help you and your community deal with domestic violence in families.

Ebulletin

 Ebulletin 1- October 2007 (291 kb, PDF)
 Ebulletin 2 - June 2008 (204 kb, PDF)


About a Women's Refuge 

 Demystifying a women's refuge (45kb, PDF)
 Profile of a women's refuge (65kb, PDF) 

Real-life Stories

  Dorothy's story - abused by her husband (37kb, PDF)
  Carol's story - abused since she was a child (16kb, PDF) 

Helping the Abused

  How to help (18kb, PDF)
   A quick reference for helping an adult (27kb, PDF)
  Understanding family violence (169kb, PDF)

The Role of the Church

  How a pastor should respond to domestic violence (44kb, PDF)
  Common questions asked by pastors (36kb, PDF)
  What should be the church's response to domestic violence (32kb, PDF) 
  A fact sheet from the Anglican diocese in Ballarat (110kb, PDF)

Fact Sheets on Domestic Violence

  Babies (302kb, PDF)
  Children (310kb, PDF)
  Young people (309kb, PDF)

Brochures on Domestic Violence

  Napcan brochure (1.5mb, PDF)
  A brochure by the University of South Australia (185kb, PDF)
  Crime brochure by the Victorian Government (283kb, PDF)
  Breaking the Silence (60kb, PDF), by the Domestic Violence in Families Taskforce of the Adventist church.

Links to other websites

Adventist Women's Ministries (General Conference)

focusministries1.org/domestic_violence.asp

christianitytoday.com/tcw/2004/sepoct/11.68.html

hiddenhurt.co.uk/