Women's Domestic Violence & Homeless Services


Understanding Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a huge, complicated issue, far too big to detail on just one web page. We have broken down the topic into a number of different sections to help cover some of the most commonly asked questions.


What is domestic violence?


Types of domestic and family violence 


The cycle of violence 


Keeping safe during a violent incident


Technology safety planning


Children and domestic violence


Domestic violence from a child's point of view


Child development and domestic violence


Recognising children's responses to domestic violence