Playlist - Controlling behaviours

Learning objectives and key messages

Learning objectives

  • Understand the nature and extent of family and domestic violence in Australia.
  • Understand how to recognise a range of disrespectful behaviours that can occur in relationships (including coercion, leverage, manipulation).
  • Understand the signs of an abusive relationship and the factors that can lead to a relationship becoming abusive.

  • Understand the nature and extent of family and domestic violence in Australia.
  • Understand how to recognise a range of disrespectful behaviours that can occur in relationships (including coercion, leverage, manipulation).
  • Understand the signs of an abusive relationship and the factors that can lead to a relationship becoming abusive.

  • Violence, harassment and abuse in relationships is an ongoing problem in Australia and needs to be addressed.
  • Relationships can turn abusive when there is loss of respect, trust and power.
  • Violence is never OK and never excusable, and perpetrators can take responsibility and seek support to deal with their behaviour.
  • Leaving an abusive relationship isn't always easy – it can be complicated and may involve risks to personal safety.
  • No-one should ever have to put up with abuse – there is always help out there.
  • Even if a relationship has ended, respect is still important and required.

Key messages

  • Violence, harassment and abuse in relationships is an ongoing problem in Australia and needs to be addressed.
  • Relationships can turn abusive when there is loss of respect, trust and power.
  • Violence is never OK and never excusable, and perpetrators can take responsibility and seek support to deal with their behaviour.
  • Leaving an abusive relationship isn't always easy – it can be complicated and may involve risks to personal safety.
  • No-one should ever have to put up with abuse – there is always help out there.
  • Even if a relationship has ended, respect is still important and required.
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Playlist

Heads up: These resources discuss relationships, abusive, stalking and controlling behaviours which may be distressing for some people.

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  • 1800Respect

    National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
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