Ending the Cycle

www.sammydfoundation.org.au / projects / ending-the-cycle

In February 2016 the Sammy D Foundation was successful in securing funding through the Building Safe Communities for Women and Children Grants to increase community awareness and response to young people at high risk of involvement in domestic violence in adulthood.

Research from the 2012 Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey, and Australian Institute of Criminology showed that, since the age of 15:

  • 1 in 6 Australian women and 1 in 19 Australian men had experienced physical or sexual violence from a current partner
  • 1 in 4 Australian women and 1 in 7 Australian men had experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner

 As the saying goes “It takes a village to raise a child!”

The focus of the Ending the Cycle Project is to develop a network of like-minded organisations, focused on supporting women and children in the inner southern suburbs of Adelaide, to develop an understanding and knowledge based around services and supports best suited to identify, refer and assist young people to reduce the prevalence of domestic violence in the next generation.

The project will include the development of a practical resource for community organisations (ie sporting clubs), educational facilities and other youth services, which are in a good position with ongoing contact with young people on a regular and often social basis, but do not generally have access to the information or support to know what to do.

Click here to request further information about the project or enquire about joining the network.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

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