Parents and carers have a critical role to play in preventing violence. Parents and carers establish how feelings are talked about in the home and support children to understand gender. They foster the values that shape children’s future behaviour, and can model respectful relationships.
All adults and children have the right to feel safe at home. No parent wants their child to grow up to become a perpetrator or a victim of violence, however research says this is more likely to happen if children grow up exposed to domestic violence.
The good news is that there is so much we can do at home to prevent violence for our children and the whole community.
In this section you can learn more about the practical things that parents and carers can do that make a big difference, and the supports available to help build safe communities for LGBTIQA+ people and families.