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"A child who lives with violence is forever changed, but not forever 'damaged' – and there is a lot we can do to improve their future prospects." (Baker/Cunningham, 2007)

Pictured below are some additional resources that may be found useful but are not part of the Safe from the Start kit.  These resources are readily available in retail shops or online.


The Bible & Family & Domestic Violence

Click here to download Brochure

Promoting Equality


Rosie Batty

A Mother's Story

Rosie Batty established The Luke Batty Foundation in honour of her son who was killed by his father in 2014. Rosie is the 2015 Australian of the Year and the Pride of Australia's National Courage Medal recipient.

FV from a Global Perspective
DV and protecting children

BCS Domestic Violence Services

Click here to download manual

Shark cage

'The Shark Cage'

The use of metaphor with women who have experienced abuse

Click here to download

Cycle of Violence

Cycle of Violence poster

Click here to download


Responding to Family Violence


Aboriginal Communities

Click here to download report


What about the Children?

Click here to download Brochure



Working with immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women:

A guide to engage immigrant and refugee communities in violence prevention activities.http://www.mcwh.com.au/downloads/MCWH-PVAW-Guide-to-working-with-immigrant-and-refugee-communities-V1.1.pdf


Understanding what children say

Children’s experiences of domestic  violence, parental substance misuse and  parental health problems.   Author:  Sarah Gorin


Feeling is Thinking (FisT) Manual

Feeling is Thinking (FisT), 2006 TheMHS (Aust & NZ) Gold Award Winner, is a comprehensively evaluated group work program designed for children (aged between 8 to 11 years) who have difficulty managing strong emotions (often exhibited through difficulties with internalising or externalising behaviours), and who struggle to successfully resolve conflict.This intervention has been used successfully and extensively within both mental health and school settings and highlights the importance of being sensitive to the needs of those children who have come from backgrounds where they have experienced family violence.

Click here to access manual

The Life of Tree

The Life of Tree

Lucy Van Sambeek and Christine Burarrwanga are excited to release their first children’s therapeutic picture book. Together, they set out to create a culturally-safe way for Aboriginal children to have a voice about their experience of domestic and family violence.

Using Story Telling

Using Story Telling as a

Therapeutic Tool

with Children

This practical handbook begins with the philosophy and psychology underpinning the therapeutic value of story telling. It shows how to use story telling as a therapeutic tool with children and how to make an effective response when a child tells a story to you



DV toolkit

Stopping Violence Against Women: Before It Happens

A Practical Tool Kit for Communities

Click here

Refuge for babies in crisis

Refuge for babies in crisis

Click here to download manual


Teen Wheel


Children and DV

Children and Domestic Violence

Click here to download fact sheet

Growing Up

Healing Foundation

Click here to download

Children Who See

Children Who See Too Much

This ground-breaking book by Betsy McAlister Groves alerts parents and clinicians to the pain which children experience after witnessing violence.  Guidelines for giving these children the support they need to become healthy, responsible adults are provided.

Little Eyes

Little Eyes, Little Ears:
How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow

Click here to download

Strong Women Hard Yarns

Strong Women. Hard Yarns

Click here

Using stories to build bridges

Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting

Children Ahead

Alannah and Madeline Foundation

Click here to download fact sheet

Expressions flash cards

Expressions flash cards

Available from:

Play Therapy
When Dad
Addressing FV
Childrens Perspectives
Matching Expressions

Matching Expressions

Available from:

Blue Day Book for Kids
Cars R Us Stickers
Feeling Sad
Feelings to share
Bears Cards
Bears Stickers
Sarahs heavy heart
How Do You Feel
Invisible String
Take the time
Sams bush journey
Once there was a boy
Over the back fence
Sissys secret
The other side
Whatever is lovely
When the Snake bites the Sun
Giraffes cant dance