The Cycle Of Violence Against Women Starts With Disrespect - An Essential Checklist For Every Parent
Recently a student told me about a ten year old boy at school who 'dumped' his girlfriend for the 4th time, the student said "but this time he 'really' dumped her", he said to her: "...When we are older you will be homeless in the street with no money and I will drive past you with a hot chick and my Ferrari...".
Perhaps the most disturbing part of this story is, that it happened weeks ago and now she is 'going with' him again!!!
Violence Against Women: Let's Stop It At The Start: Australian Government:
Checklist for messages to give both your daughters and sons about respect.
Do this checklist from Let's stop it at The start Campaign
I THINK MY DAUGHTER KNOWS …
I THINK MY SON KNOWS …
Conversations to Stop it at the Start: click here
Factors that contribute to Domestic Violence
"Men tend to be more prone to becoming hostile and violent towards women if they:
Streker goes on to say; if these factors are present in a culture that also reinforces male superiority and a culture that excuses, justifies & promotes violence, then males may use domestic violence to express power and assert their control in intimate relationships and families.
Respectful Relationships Resources
With 23 years experience as a Sexual Health Nurse & 15 years as an Educator, I'm delivering information & support to Parents, Teachers, Health Professionals and Young People with the aim of encouraging essential conversations about all aspects of Human Sexuality. Hope you find it useful to your situation. Good luck with your conversations, Vanessa x