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The views or opinions expressed in websites linked to this site, or in articles not specifically written by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria do not necessarily reflect the views of the organisation.
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A central part of this website is that it features real people's stories, and we provide advice here knowing that many of our readers are people who are experiencing or who have experienced real violence in their family lives.
We are therefore committed to making all our websites and social media platforms safer spaces.
This means that while we encourage debate and discussion here, we will not tolerate irrelevant, disrespectful, offensive, crude, and hateful comments. We retain the right to decide which comments will be approved, and also to remove or edit comments that we feel are hurtful, unhelpful or otherwise not consistent with the values of this website.
Comments will not be published if:
- Your comment is off topic
- Your comment doesn't add to the conversation
- You attack other commenters
- Your comment is considered by DVRCV moderators to be inappropriate
Please also keep in mind that we don't have the ability to monitor comments continuously or reply individually by anyone with professional expertise in dealing with personal, relationship or legal issues (like a psychologist, counsellor or lawyer).