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A free service for high risk victims of domestic and family abuse, escaping danger – women, children and men, no matter your background, family situation or gender. We empower families to be safe and recover from living with violence and abuse, whether or not you choose to stay in the relationship or leave. We provide advocacy and support with court processes, Victim Services claims, reporting to Police and access to ongoing supports within the community. We provide information and connection with specific supports, exploring options based on a complete safety and needs assessment. We also offer the following programs and workshops:

REGAINING SELF

A six week group program for survivors of domestic and family violence that explores how to recognise abuse, the impact on women and children, exploring healthy relationships, changing and moving on.

HEALTHY YOUNG PEOPLE

A six week program delivered in schools to students in Years 7 – 12 exploring choices towards healthy gender roles, identity and relationships and providing tools to improve mental health outcomes. Delivered in association with headspace.

SAFE FROM THE START

Suitable for those who work with children, providing an introduction to domestic and family violence and its impact on children, listening to the voices of children and engaging them in activity based play.

PRIMARY PREVENTION AWARENESS WORKSHOPS

A series of workshops suitable for workplaces and community groups, that explore the primary drivers of domestic and family violence and how communities can work together to eliminate it.

For more information:
P: 1800 324 924
E: info@catholiccaredbb.org.au

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