Family Peace Foundation

Families one
strengthening families...
it's in their smiles
initiatives
  • 02: needs detective

    Complaints, blaming and criticisms often mask unmet needs. ‘You ….’ often raises defences in the other person. Learn how to listen for unmet needs and react with kindness to build a more supportive and peaceful relationship. Not just with your partner but your children as well.

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  • 01: 8 minutes a day...

    Stop what you’re doing and give 100% attention to each of your children for at least 8 minutes a day. Small emotional investments like one-on-one, quality time now will help ensure your kids grow up feeling safe, valued and listened to.

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  • 03: strengthen commonalities
  • 04: three good things

  • be a needs detective

    Behind most blaming and complaining is an unmet need. Instead of trading criticisms or communicating in a hurtful or unproductive way, take a moment, step back and think: What is it I need? What is it you need?

    table talk - live for today vs security

    How do we communicate our needs when we are wanting fundamentally different things?

    table talk - need emotional support, not problems solved

    Sometimes when someone say they want something specific, at a higher level they're really asking support.

  • what is ... 8 minutes a day?

    Stop what you’re doing and give 100% attention to each of your children for at least 8 minutes a day. Small emotional investments like one-on-one, quality time now will help ensure your kids grow up feeling safe, valued and listened to.

    table talk - game shows

    Simple fun mimicking our favourite TV shows can be a great way to connect with your kids. And for them to make fun of how old you are!!!

    table talk - time for twins

    Individual time for twins can be difficult to find. However, this time can be critical to their individual development, especially for identical twins.

our vision
peaceful upbringings for every Australian child

The Family Peace Foundation’s core belief is that every child in our society has a basic human right to be raised in a peaceful home environment. Our aim is more peaceful homes, workplaces and communities, leading to a safer and more productive Australian society.

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public survey
we want to hear from you...

Help us steer the Family Peace Foundation to the issues that really matter. Get involved by completing the short questionnaire below. By sharing your thoughts, we’ll be better able to develop the tools to build a more peaceful society, where every child can be raised in a more peaceful home environment.


People in our family...
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UNSURE

Volunteer together to help others

Use illicit drugs (drugs that are prohibited)

Trust each other and our neighbours to do the right thing

Insult or yell at each other

Have clear rules for family peace and respect

Alcohol use stays within the national guidelines (i.e., had between 0 and 2 standard drinks per day on average but no more than 4 standard drinks in any one sitting - no alcohol if pregnant, breastfeeding or if under 18 years old)

Argue about the same things over and over or have serious arguments

Have an expert plan for financial freedom and stick to it

Have serious financial stress (i.e. unable to pay bills and mortgage/ rent on time, serious worries about finances)

Regularly share enjoyable meals together

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referrals

The Family Peace Foundation does not provide emergency assistance or support services to people who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing domestic and family violence and/or sexual assault. 

TRIPLE ZERO (000)

If you, a child, or another person is in immediate danger, call 000.

When you call Triple Zero (000)

Do you want Police, Fire or Ambulance?
Stay calm, don't shout, speak slowly and clearly. 
Tell us exactly where to come. Give an address or location.

If you are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment call 106.

This is a Text Emergency Call, not SMS.
You can call from teletypewriters.
Tell us which service you need and where to come.

1800RESPECT

For sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service contact the national hotline 1800 RESPECT 24/7.

1800 737 732
www.1800respect.org.au

IMPORTANT
If anyone is in immediate danger  call 000 now.
If you, a child or another person is in immediate danger – call 000 now.

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