November 01, 2023

Episode #280: Coercive control in relationships: how to spot the warning signs, with Sue & Lloyd Clarke

Sue & Lloyd Clarke have gone through any parent’s worst nightmare and they’re using their experience to help other families. They are the parents of Brisbane mum Hannah Clarke, who along with her three kids Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey, were murdered by Hannah’s estranged partner in 2020. In response, Sue & Lloyd created the charity ‘Small Steps 4 Hannah’ with a mission to HALT domestic & family violence through education, advocating for legal & social change and supporting people escaping violent situations.

In today’s important episode, Sue & Lloyd explain what coercive control actually is & how to spot the warning signs, why physical violence doesn’t need to be present for a relationship to be abusive, what to do if you suspect you or someone you love might be in an abusive relationship, and why it’s so significant that Queensland have introduced laws targeting coercive control.

1800 RESPECT is Australia’s national sexual assault, family & domestic violence counselling line. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1800 737 732

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