Info for parents

This website is aimed at children and young people in North-Rhine Westphalia who experience domestic violence either directly or indirectly in their families. In almost all cases this means that the mother is beaten.

Domestic violence is defined as:

"Violence that occurs between people who are connected by means of intimate, kinship or legal relationships. The victims are predominantly women and children."

The Ministerium für Gesundheit, Emanzipation, Pflege und Alter des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen is offering further information.

Men who want to change their violent behaviour can turn to the local advice centres listed.

Children who have used the same advice centre can rest assured that no aspect of their counselling will be communicated to their father.