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7 News Article: Devon Cuimara Works to Break the Cycle of Family Violence Through the Aboriginal Males Healing Centre

This article appears on 7NEWS.com.au – you can read the full article here.

Devon Cuimara readily offers up the fact that he was once a violent man.

He left an abusive home and started abusing his own partner until he found a way to break the cycle of family violence. It’s this lived experience that allows him to help others do the same.

“I am the son of a father, who is the son of a father – three generations – who all used violence,” he told 7NEWS.com.au.

“I wasn’t born violent. I grew up with violence, and if you grow up with violence it becomes the norm and I believed it to be the norm because everywhere I looked, it was.”

As Devon says, the problem is widespread.

2018 report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found Indigenous women are one of the most at-risk groups for family violence, being 32 times more likely to be hospitalised than non-Indigenous women.

Read more about Devon’s story, and how ECINS is helping the Aboriginal Males Healing Centre measure their work and grow their capabilities >


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