Act for Kids joins Brisbane Broncos to ‘Make Your Home Game Your A Game’
Act for Kids has again teamed up with the Brisbane Broncos to send a clear message this May for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.
The ‘Make Your Home Game Your A Game’ campaign encourages parents and carers to create a safe place at home for children and young people.
It’s also about raising awareness that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in the community or in the home, Not Now, Not Ever!
“Every day Act for Kids supports a number of families, children and young people, who have witnessed or suffered physical or emotional abuse as a result of domestic and family violence,” Act for Kids Chief Executive officer Doctor Katrina Lines explained.
Unfortunately in 2020, Act for Kids saw an increase in demand for its services following a rise in domestic violence reports across Australia throughout the peak of the pandemic, which has been sustained in 2021.
“Domestic and Family Violence has a huge impact on children and young people, who often suffer emotional and psychological trauma as a result, which is why it is crucial we come together to stop the cycle of abuse in Australia,” Dr Lines said.
Australian statistics show one in six women and one in 16 men are victims of domestic violence.
As part of the ‘Make Your Home Game Your A Game’ campaign, Act for Kids is reminding everyone to ensure home is a safe place for children and young people.
“Act for Kids is grateful to the Broncos for teaming up with our organisation for a second year in a row to shine a light on violent, abusive and controlling behaviours. Everyone has a responsibility to speak out against domestic violence,” Dr Lines said.
A big thank you to the Broncos players John Asiata, Brodie Croft and Tom Flegler for taking part in the campaign.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence please call DV CONNECT on 1800 811 811.
To view the campaign video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjTzVbUMLTo
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