Supporting your child/young person through family violence
New trauma-informed video series
Living with family violence is a distressing experience for children and their caregivers. Family violence can impact on many aspects of children’s lives including their emotional and psychological wellbeing, physical health and development. Supporting a child/young person through family violence can be challenging at times.
To support parents and carers, we are pleased to launch a series of age specific trauma-informed videos – Responding to the Impact of Trauma on Your Child/Young Person through Family Violence. These videos aim to increase parents and carers understanding of responding to the impact of family violence trauma on their child/young person, and support their child’s safety and emotional recovery following trauma.
These videos also aim to reduce the stigma of family violence and the impact of trauma, and support those working with children/young people to provide insight into their experiences and the strategies that they are working on at home.
Who are these videos for?
These videos are an easily accessible resource for parents and carers, and aim to enhance trauma recovery for children and young people (through positive support from parents/caregivers). They have been developed for three separate age groups – ages 0 to 5 years; 5 to 12 years and 12 to 17 years.
Where do I find the videos?
The Responding to the Impact of Trauma on Your Child/Young Person through Family Violence Trauma-informed video series are available on our website here.
How to use these videos?
The impact of family violence on children and young people in our community is immense. In the Geelong/Barwon area, last year, 19% of our clients were children under the age of 18. According to the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency, in the Barwon DHHS Service Area, a child/children was recorded as an affected family member or witness at 34.7% (1,752) of family violence incidents in 2020-21.
These videos are a tool to help support the parent or carer of children and young people and we encourage you to watch and share with your network.
These videos also help those that work with, support and interact with children and young people, whether it be through education, sport, professional support, or personally, to understand the impact that family violence has had on them and provide insight into their experiences.
If you would like to find out more information about our videos or other services, please contact us.