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Safe from violence - A guide for women leaving or separating

This booklet provides information and resources to help women understand the nature of violence in relationships and guide them through separation.


Topics include:

  • What is domestic or family violence?
  • What is coercive control?
  • Are you experiencing family violence?
  • Different kinds of family violence
  • The effects of family violence on women
  • Children’s responses to family violence
  • Breaking the silence
  • On the road to separating
  • Help along the way
  • Domestic or Family Violence Orders
  • Safety Plan
  • Safety and technology, including safety planning
  • Safe parenting after separation
  • Moving forward
  • Where to get further assistance
The front cover of the booklet which shows the text 'Safe from violence - a guide for women leaving or separating', an illustration of hands reaching down to pull a woman out of choppy water, and the Relationships Australia logo
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Are printed booklets available?

We can provide a small quantity of free, printed copies for individual or not-for-profit use and additional copies are available to purchase for a small fee.

How do I request a free hard copy?

If you are based in Victoria, please email our Communications and Marketing team.

If you live in another state or territory, please contact your closest Relationships Australia centre to enquire about booklets.


How do I purchase extra hard copies for my organisation?

Booklets can be purchased directly from our printing company Openbook Howden. To get started, please email the company or phone them on 08 8124 0006.

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