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What’s OK at Home? – domestic abuse info for young people

Kids and teens aged 10-17 can go to What’s OK at Home? to find info about domestic abuse and family violence. The site helps young people recognize domestic abuse and provides practical guidance to support their safety, health and emotional wellbeing if they are experiencing domestic abuse in their own family.

It also has a section for adults who want to help a child or young person in a family-violence situation, with information about what to do, where to get help, the law, and guidance on how you can make a difference in a young person’s life.

Note: the website is Australian so there may be some info there which does not pertain to other countries.

The site has been created by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV), a statewide service in Victoria, Australia that aims to prevent family violence and promote respectful relationships.

We have added links to this site on our Resources pages:

Children of Domestic Violence,

Family & Friends

Domestic Violence Agencies and Websites Around the World.

#DomesticViolence    #FamilyViolence    #DomesticAbuse    #Teens    #Children

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Lady Anon

    That’s neat that it is an offense for any adult to NOT report suspected child sexual abuse.

    In the U.S. there was this doctor, Nassar, who had hundreds of child victims and worked with the gymnasts who trained and aspired to be Olympians. Anyhow, he is in prison, never again to be let out, but there was a TON of people who knew, or should have known, and there were reports from some brave victims over the years but nothing was done. The institutions just looked to cover their butts. Anyhow, there was this comedian, I think, who was commenting about how what if it became a law where if you were an enabler, then you got something like a percentage of the pedophile’s prison sentence. Nassar got 175 years. So, if it was a 10% penalty, then the enablers would be looking at over a decade and a half in prison, themselves. The joke was that if such a law was in place (and actually enforced) then people would be competing, running, knocking each other over in stampeding to get to the police first and report, so they wouldn’t be looking at a few decades in prison, too.

    What if we lived in a world where evildoers were actually hunted, not the other way around where the wicked are too many, with their targeted prey being picked off, one by one, with impunity?

    I really am astounded at just how many evil people populate this earth and how few, rare, and exceptional the God-fearing ones are. But the Bible says this, too, I think when it says the path to destruction is wide and well-traveled; whereas. the path to the LORD is narrow and difficult. Something like that. I think it was either you, Barb, or Pastor Crippen who pointed that out.

    I think about Noah and what life was like for him and his family. The wicked just covering the earth. Only Noah and his family were saved. How isolated were they? How hard were there lives before the flood?

    But neat resource, Barb and TWBTC! I’m so glad that something like this is in existence. Kids don’t know what they don’t know (same goes for adults).

    • Still Struggling

      Amen! Excellent points, Lady Anon!

    • Any law which makes it an offence to not report child abuse is problematic. When it was first mooted in Australia, the DV professionals said it could do harm to women who are victims of abusive husbands/partners. If an abused mother makes a report that her husband is abusing their kids, the abuser is likely to escalate his abuse of her. If she fails to report that the kids are being abused, she could be held criminally responsible for not reporting.

      I have not been following that detail in Australia, so I am not sure what the Aussie law says and whether some caveat is built in to protect such mothers.

      • Lady Anon

        Sadly, I had assumed that there would be a built-in caveat for mothers. Yes, with abusers everything is problematic. Mandatory arrest laws became yet another tool for wife-beaters to use to their advantage, with so many women paying the price for daring to defend themselves against their attackers, and then going to jail because abusers would see to it their prey were arrested.

  2. Lady Anon

    It’s a really well put together site! The right sidebar options are great. It’s really well-worded and just, WOW, really good website as far as the kid options and what the message is to kids. It’s like a little counseling package all wrapped up in one.

    I think a lot of the advice to kids is to “tell a trusted adult” if this or that is happening to you. Sometimes I wonder if kids have the language or the social skills to walk up to someone and tell them that this or that is happening to me. Maybe they do. I don’t know. This website puts situations into words and paints pictures and kids can be like, “me, too” that’s what my life is like….

    If I was a teacher, I’d make up an assignment for the kids to be forced to look through the website to complete fill-in-the-blank answers for the homework assignment to ensure they read it, interact with it, hear the message at least once. But then again, I’m not a teacher.

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