HELP Toolkit: Identifying and Responding to Family Violence for Family Law Legal Advisers – Supplemental Material

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Tab #1: Reasons Why Your Client Might Not Disclose Experiences of Family Violence

There are many reasons why a client may not disclose family violence on their own or may not want to talk about it. For example, they may:Endnote 20

Legal advisers can help support disclosure by routinely asking their clients about family violence in an accessible and culturally safe way, using a trauma- and violence-informed approach to asking questions, being respectful and showing concern, and helping clients connect with services and supports. See the HELP Guide.