Woman to talk about partner abuse tonight
Jacqui Preston wants others to hear about her experience of partner abuse.
As a young woman with no violence in her life and a university education, her story provides an insight into why a woman may not leave an abusive relationship and still love her partner.
Northern Southland Community Resource Centre Charitable Trust community co-ordinator Kim Spencer-McDonald has organised Preston, who works with Stopping Violence, to give a free talk.
‘‘Her story covers the range of abusive behaviours by a partner, and the impact of psychological abuse.
Preston will talk about how her children were used against her, how she decided to leave and what support she needed to be safe.
‘‘I think it is important for as many people as possible to come and listen to Jacqui’s story because family violence may affect a client who comes into your place of work, a parent at your school or your sister or brother. Knowledge is power and I believe New Zealanders need to make a stand against family violence and it starts now at our own back door.’’ ❚ Preston will speak at the Lumsden Memorial Hall at 7pm this evening.
‘‘Family violence may affect a client who comes into your place of work, a parent at your school or your sister or brother. ’’