Family and Partner Violence - SECCA National Sexuality and Your Rights

Family and Partner Violence

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Family violence is when someone in a family threatens, abuses, or is violent to other family members. It includes when a child sees or hears violence. Family violence can be from someone in a family or someone they used to be in a relationship with.

Partner violence is when someone in a sexual or is abusing their partner. This is an unhealthy relationship. 

These are types of abusive behaviour that can happen in unhealthy relationships:
damage property
physical assault hurt
steal money
sexual harrassment
sexual assault penile vagina
sexual assault penile anal
sexual assault penile oral
sexual assault object

If this is happening to you, you can leave the relationship.
It can be dangerous to leave a violent relationship but you can get help to leave safely.


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Page last updated: April 26, 2023