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From the It's Not OK Campaign - click here to download the full booklet

Why do children need family violence services?

Living with violence and psychological abuse at home is very traumatic for children. 

It can harm children and negatively impact their development, even if they are not directly the target of abuse.  Read more.

The Domestic Violence Act states that exposing children to violence constitutes psychological abuse and research suggests that witnessing violence at home can be as harmful as direct physical abuse.

Help Keep Kids Safe

If you feel a child is in danger now you should call 111

If you have concerns about a child you can get advice about how to respond from Child Youth and Family Services on 0508 FAMILY (0508 326 459).

To find out about services in your area call the free It's Not OK helpline: 0800 456 450

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Review of literature on Children and Family Violence

Jack Card project

Waitakere Children and FV project

Submissions to the Green and White Papers for Vulnerable Children

Watch Kelly Maung and Poto Williams's presentation to the SSPA Conference 2012