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Do people experience trauma as a direct result of domestic violence? How do our services from social services to psychological services address that complicated issue? How do we get our social infrastructure to be more integrated in the help they provide those who’ve experienced domestic violence? And finally, how do we prevent violence from occurring in the first place?

In Episode 12 of Hope Beyond Abuse, Lisa talks with Donna Zander, an accredited social worker and who has over 20 years’ experience in the field of trauma, domestic violence, and child abuse. Donna is also the director of Donna Zander Associates.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call 1800 RESPECT. If it’s an emergency, please call the emergency services in your region (000 for Australia).

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Lisa roundLisa McAdams

I decided to start Hope beyond abuse because I have been there and I know how daunting it can be to realise and accept that you are living in an abusive relationship.

I hope that by reading my blogs and listening to the podcasts you will gain insight to what is happening to you and feel less alone. If you know somebody whom you suspect is being abused, I hope you can gain an understanding of how best to help them.

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Lisa McAdams

About Lisa: Lisa is a survivor of domestic violence who shares her story openly; along with knowledge and understanding of abuse and her experience from her time in corporate to help companies develop an organisational culture of empathy and understanding.

She helps by bringing insights on this complex and emotional subject, ensuring managers understand the issue, the signs and how to communicate with those impacted by domestic violence.

Lisa is passionate about educating workplaces so they can ensure women in abusive relationships remain in the workplace. Because employment improves outcomes and can ultimately save lives.



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