Plunket staff are concerned about the health and wellbeing of children and families and provide support and information for any parent who feels afraid or is in a violent relationship. There are no excuses for violent behaviour. People make a choice to be violent, and can make the choice to stop.
Family violence can involve psychological, emotional, financial, physical and/or sexual abuse. It usually gets more severe over time unless something is done to make the abusive person take responsibility and change their behaviour.
Does your partner or someone in your family or whānau:
Find out how you can get involved in making family violence not ok in your family and your community Campaign for Action on Family Violence