The Domestic Violence program assists women, children and men in domestic violence situations generally by the provision of casework and counselling, by our specialist Domestic Violence caseworkers and counsellors. Our aim is to help de-escalate conflict, change behaviors and empower our clients to foster healthier respectful relationships.

Our priority is always the safety and well-being of our clients and their children.

INITIAL RESPONSE

This may include safety planning, crisis support – financial assistance and referrals to housing or other services. Our caseworkers help clients develop a plan to keep themselves and their families safe and work towards minimizing future conflict and abuse.

ONGOING SUPPORT

Refers to ongoing case management and domestic violence counselling. Psycho-education forms a large part of this ongoing support – increasing client’s awareness of the types of abuse, cycles of violence and relationship patterns. Referrals are often made to internal and external services. Support may also include helping clients access employment, assisting with apprehended violence orders (ADVOs), understanding the court process (family and district),  post–separation guidance and de-escalation of conflict strategies as well as liaising with Police, school counsellors, Department of Community and Justice, DCJ (formerly known as FaCs or DoCs), government and non-government family support services.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS & PREVENTION

NoAbuse is a whole of community strategy to raise awareness about domestic violence in all its forms and consequences.

Love Bites is an in school violence prevention program for Year 10 students. This program is rolled out to all the Jewish and Independent schools in the eastern suburbs.

PARENT PROGRAMS

123 Magic & Emotion Coaching – a program to help parents and carers (of children aged 2-12 years old) manage their children’s behavior and build their child’s emotional resourcefulness.

Engaging Adolescents – A program that equips parents and carers with skills to resolve teenage behavior programs

Keeping Kids in Mind – A course for parents experiencing conflict after separation

NOABUSE

NoAbuse is a community strategy aimed at raising awareness and preventing Domestic Abuse. We are excited to be launching this program in early 2021.

For Help, Support and Information call:

  • Police – 000
  • Domestic Violence 24 hour hotline -1800 656 463
  • NSW Rape Crisis Centre – 1800 424 017
  • Violence Against Women Helpline – 1800 200 526
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Service – 8745 6999
  • Law Access Line – 1300 888 529
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