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A large part of the work of the Nelson Tasman Te Rito Network involves educating people about Family Violence.

What is Family Violence?

The Ministry of Social Development (2002) Te Rito: New Zealand Family Violence Prevention Strategy uses the following definition to explain Family Violence:

“Family violence covers a broad range of controlling behaviours, commonly of a physical, sexual and/or psychological nature that typically involve fear, intimidation or emotional deprivation. It occurs within a variety of close interpersonal relationships, such as between partners, parents and children, siblings, and in other relationships where significant others are not part of the physical household but are part of the family and/or are fulfilling the function of family.”

Find out more

You can find out more about Family Violence by visiting The Campaign for Action on Family Violence website.

Need help now?

If you, or someone you know, needs urgent help, call one of these numbers NOW:

Women's Refuge
03 548 3353
SVS - Living Safe
03 548 3850

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