Wednesday 10th June 2020

GSA CEO Rachna Muddagouni speaks out about Family Violence as well as how it might look during this time.

Rachna explains what family violence is (4:34), emphasising that family violence also consists of psychological abuses (6:06). Rachna gives examples of family violence relationships (7:52), as well as explaining the different forms of abuse (9:30) and explaining why family violence happens (14:55). Rachna explores who can experience family violence (24:58), with statistics for survivors who are women (25:15) and other risk factors (33:23). Rachna details the types of abuse that exist (34:42) and talks about the early signs of abuse (44:52)

Rachna talks about family violence myths (48:55), giving information for parents and support for children (46:26), information for family and friends (50:40) and information and support for employers (53:35) Finally, there is information discussed about where to seek help, and these resources can be reached below. (55:20)

Here are the slides from the webinar

Family Violence Powerpoint

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre (formerly Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service)

safe steps Family Violence Response Centre

1800 RESPECT: National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Service
inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence


Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service
Djirra – Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)

The Orange Door
Family violence outreach workers
Referral via
Refuges and shelters
Referal via

Where to get help in local area
Victoria Legal Aid
Men’s Behavioural Change ( NO to Violence)

Take responsibility

UMSU Legal


Womens Information and Referral Services (WIRE)