COVID-19 has put families and communities everywhere under unprecedented levels of stress and hardship. Relationships and family harmony have suffered in particular, with increased reports of domestic and family violence across services in our Industry.

This resource is intended as a non-judgmental guide to taking the first steps in both recognising that a relationship has become abusive and what steps the reader can take to foster positive relationships and/or remove themselves from an abusive situation.

The resource includes Sarah’s story; a young mother whose partner had become abusive and controlling, and her experience with the services that helped her out of the abusive situation and gave her the confidence to pursue a better life for herself and her family.

All of CSIA’s COVID-19 Community Recovery Project resources are customizable, providing our Industry partners with the option to include locally relevant information for readers.

You can find additional resources here: