We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners
of the lands and waterways of Australia. We support Aboriginal peoples’ right to self-determination and culturally safe services. We are committed to encouraging a culturally safe and supportive environment for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who access our services or engage with our organisation. 

We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma. We recognise those who had children taken away from them. 

We are committed to inclusivity and providing safe, inclusive and accessible services for all people. We welcome members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual and other sexually or gender diverse (LGBTIQA+) communities to our organisation. 

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) acknowledges the funding it receives from the Australian and Victorian Governments. 

We also acknowledge our practitioners and all RAV employees for their work each day to create meaningful and lasting change in the lives of individuals, families and communities across Victoria. A special thanks to Kate Matthies-Brown for her assistance with preparing this report. 

Finally, we would like to thank our clients for sharing your stories with us. 

We use some stock photos in this report and advise that they are for illustrative purposes only. No association between the person/s pictured and the subject matter of the report is intended. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this report may contain the images of people who may have since passed away.


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