There are some key types of Family Violence - understanding what they are is important for everyone so we can identify if ourselves or someone we love are experiencing Family Violence. Family Violence is used by perpetrators to gain power and control in a relationship. A perpetrator can be a man or woman, a partner or an ex partner, a dependent child or a parent.  Family Violence has a broad defination and extends to include anyone that you may have a close personal relationship with or you consider to be your family. All types of Family Violence are considered serious.    

Please find below factsheets which are downloadable, one page PDFs which explains some of the key indicators of each type of violence. Simply click on the heading. - Coming Soon.


Verbal Abuse


Physical Abuse

Financial Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Social Abuse


Cultural Abuse 


Sexual Abuse