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Safe Steps is Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre

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Safe Steps is Victoria’s 24/7 family violence response centre

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Understanding family violence

Types of abuse

Types of abuse

Family violence is not always physical or sexual abuse. It can include controlling and coercive behaviours such as making threats, monitoring you, limiting your contact with other people, stopping you from accessing care, or controlling the way you get and spend money.

Information for Family and Friends

Information for Family and Friends

If you are worried someone you know or care about is experiencing family violence, there are some simple things you can do to help and support them.