Adolescent Violence Support

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Violence, abuse and intimidation can be symptoms of larger problems. If your child is hurting you or someone else, it's important to get help now.

Adolescent Violence Support

Home > Get support > Teenagers

Breaking the cycle of adolescent violence through professional support

If your child is acting out, or using violence or abuse to intimidate or control you, it’s important to understand their behaviour and help them get back onto the right path again.
At Family life, we’re committed to family safety and helping young people thrive. Our Adolescent Violence Support program provides counselling, group work and other services to you and your child, to help you re-establish a happy home.

Is my child really violent?

There are a number of warning signs that your child is using abusive or violent behaviour.


  • Hitting, punching, shoving, kicking, spitting
  • Breaking and throwing things
  • Abusive and bullying behaviour to siblings
  • Cruelty to pets.


  • Verbal abuse, swearing, yelling, put downs
  • Playing mind games
  • Making threats to run away, hurt or kill themselves.


  • Demanding money or purchases you can’t afford
  • Stealing money or possessions
  • Incurring debts that you have to pay.

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