Talking about Respect

Talking about Respect

Here at Coode & Corry we have always been concerned about the rates of domestic violence in the community, and in 2012 and 2013 we started to reach out to community groups to see if anyone wanted us to speak with them about domestic violence and respectful...

Domestic Violence and Pregnancy

Expecting a child is a key risk factor for domestic violence starting or escalating.  This is not news, the book 'What to Expect When You Are Expecting' tells the pregnant woman in the first chapter that their child is more at risk of domestic violence than they are...

Elder abuse and loans

We have an increasing habit in Australia of asking older retired people to guarantee the loans of relatives.  The person may not be vulnerable by any ordinary definition, except they are unable to say no to their relative.  The loan will inevitably put stress on the...

Ken Lay on Family Violence

With the recent focus on Domestic Violence thanks to White Ribbon's events on 25 November 2017, I was reminded that I had not yet posted this commentary on domestic violence.  When I am asked to speak in schools or at local community events about domestic violence I...

Reciprocal Domestic Violence

In Australia we do not keep statistics on, or really discuss reciprocal domestic violence.  We are not talking here about a victim responding with violence to protect themselves, we are talking about relationships where both parties are violent in their own right. Why...