Family violence at Christmas

Family violence at Christmas

Everyone knows Christmas can be a stressful time for families. Your finances are stretched, your in-laws are staying, so many decisions to make… No wonder people feel overwhelmed. But is this the real cause of family violence over the festive season? Shine spokesperson Holly Carrington shared her thoughts on family violence at Christmas and how to get help in these two interviews.

Family violence Christmas 'peak' started in October, stuff.co.nz

Shine: Christmas can exacerbate domestic violence problems, Newstalk ZB 

“I am blessed and grateful to be here (at Shine's refuge) cause I wouldn‘t know where to go or how I’d even cope stuck in the circle of being hurt and abused. Shine has saved my daughter and me.” a Shine refuge client