The 2005 Family Violence Prevention Community Resource Guide has been created to provide family violence information and inspire you to become active in preventing violence in your community throughout the year.
Take this opportunity to think about the wide range of people you know. We each belong to many communities. Family, friends, work, volunteer, sport, neighbourhood and faith communities are just a few.
It is likely someone close to you has been affected by violence. Perhaps you have first-hand experience or remember the story of a childhood friend. You may suspect your sister, cousin, aunt or grandmother faces this problem. Maybe you wonder about a child in daycare or overheard your teenager talking about dating problems. A work colleague or fellow volunteer may hint about wanting to leave an abusive partner. You might even become suspicious after learning an elderly neighbour is having sudden financial trouble.