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Walking on Eggshells

Following a very successful launch of the Respectful Relationships project, Mary McKenna has made both the “Walking on Eggshells” parent information leaflet and the wallet card available to download. The support service information and contact numbers, and details regarding police involvement, are of course specific to South Australia, but most of the additional information is generic and transferable. They can be accessed from the Flinders University website. She has sent a link to a very positive response from a state Member of Parliament who attended the launch.

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Respectful relationships can follow exposure of parent abuse

The 2010 report, Exposing the dark side of parenting: A report on parents’ experiences of family violence, published by the Regional Alliance Addressing Child and Adolescent Violence in the Home, South Australia, documented the results of a public phone-in exercise which took place in Southern Australia in 2008, designed to contribute to the body of knowledge on parent abuse. The report is important not just for its findings, which are broadly congruent with other similar studies, but also for the series of recommendations made: (i) the raising of community and agency awareness about child and adolescent family violence, (ii) the training and development for professionals about appropriate resources, (iii) the provision of effective accessible support for families and (iv) the establishment of a dedicated agency to provide ongoing support to parents, families and young people. Continue reading

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