Arguments can happen but there’s a difference between arguments and family violence. Arguments are when parents or family members get angry with each other because they can’t agree on something. Family violence is when adults threaten, hurt or bully and badly upset another family member.
Family violence can be:
Family violence is never OK. Family violence is dangerous. Your home is not safe and you need to find help.
Speak out and get support. Family violence is dangerous so don’t keep it a secret.
Talk to someone you trust:
If things get really bad, it’s important you and others in your whānau don’t get hurt:
Family violence is never your fault: Don’t let anyone blame you for it
There are people who want to help: Don’t keep it a secret – tell someone about it