This resource is written for, with and by mothers who are (or have been) parenting while subjected to violence and abuse by a co-parenting father.
Being Safety is a reflection resource is designed to:
Acknowledge that all parenting is ‘imperfect’ and involves responsibility, guidance and nurture.
Reveal there is no place for the perpetration of violence and abuse in ‘imperfect parenting/caring’. Violence and abuse limits living, hurts relationships and connections.
Highlight the responses, resistance and resourcefulness involved in parenting when subjected to violence and abuse.
Ask responders to change the status quo, to notice his use of violence and abuse and to hold open more space for safety and living
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