The State Government has launched an important public awareness campaign targeting young people to ‘see the signs’ of coercive control.
The campaign – which is rolling out across social media platforms and can also be seen on bus shelters around the metro area – encourages young women and men to be aware of the ‘red flags’ associated with controlling behaviours.
Coercive control is an invisible form of domestic violence. It refers to a pattern of behaviour that can include threats, humiliation, stalking and manipulation, and is used to erode a victim’s confidence or ability to escape an abusive relationship.
The awareness campaign comes as the government is undertaking community consultation and preparing to criminalise coercive control in South Australia.
To view the campaign, go to: seethesigns.sa.gov.au
In this segment, we hear from Shelaye Boothey, Director of Communications and Engagement, Department of Human Services and Kelly-ann Tansley, CEO, Zahra Foundation.