Domestic Violence Programs - Central Coast
We support individuals and families impacted by domestic violence with: - Support groups for women who have experienced family violence - Men’s behaviour change programs - A parenting program for parents who have had children removed from their care due to child protection concerns - Groups for young people who are losing awareness of the negative impact their choices are having If a group is not for you, we can provide tailored counselling to meet the unique circumstances of you and your family.
Additional Specialist Services
- Clinical Supervision for practitioners who work with families with complex needs - Training in engaging men who use violence in their families - Training in engaging parents with complex needs
Facing Up is a program for courageous and determined men to move beyond their familiar destructive patterns and instead create safe and respectful relationships. Facing Up will help men to examine their behaviour, explore the role of power and control in relationships , and challenge unhelpful stereotypes about what it means to be a man. When: The program runs for two hours a week for 16 weeks. Cost: Fees apply - call for details Where: Get in touch with a centre near you for a flyer and details on the next course
Not In My House
'Not In My House' is an award winning DVD and group work book resource. It is for skilled trainers and group facilitators to support them in exploring the dynamics of domestic and family violence and its impact on women and children. Professionals with extensive experience in the field of domestic violence are invited to use this resource for practitioner training and in men's behaviour change group work. To order the manual and dvd please contact 02 4624 8700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Beyond Abuse
Living Beyond Abuse is a support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. Being a part of the group allows women to meet others in similar situations, support each other, improve self esteem, reduce self blame and explore available options for deciding the future. Cost: Free service Course: 2.5 hours for nine weeks When: Contact your closest centre for the next available course
Circle of Security
Circle of Security is a parenting program that helps parents be in tune with their children's needs and build strong and loving relationships. The course helps parents understand their responses to their children's behaviour, create a feeling of security for their child and build their self esteem. It also explores strategies in supporting their child's emotional development and resilience for school and life. Course Length: Two hours a week for 8 weeks For course fees, location and information on the next course starting date please get in touch with your closest centre.
Pathways To Parenting
Pathways To Parenting is a specialised eight week parenting program for parents who have children in out of home care due to child protection concerns and who want to build stronger relationships with their children. In this program parents can openly share their stories and experiences, deal with issues of grief and loss, look at how to repair what went wrong and explore the parent they want to be. Course length: 2.5 hours a week for eight weeks For information on the cost, location and date of the next program please contact your closest centre.
Counselling & Family Services
Positive relationships have the power to transform lives. To support this, we provide counselling and family services, relationship support programs and training in a range of specialised areas. Our clinically trained staff are here to support people through complicated life circumstances. We stand by our clients through times of family separation, divorce, adolescence, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse and suicide. This work is underpinned by the belief that each person is unique, loved by God and worthy of respect, dignity and inclusion. By respecting this individuality we continue to create safe environments where personal wellbeing can thrive.
No Interest Loans For Families Impacted By Domestic Violence
We support families impacted by domestic violence by providing loans absolutely free of interest, fees, charges or penalties. Loans can be used for a range of expenses to help women and their family’s ‘start over’. This may involve buying new bedding, furniture, moving costs, vehicle repairs or registration, buying children's’ books or uniforms, or to assist with medical, dental and new employment costs such as a computer. The program is made available to women who: - have recently experienced domestic and family violence - receive income support from Centrelink - have been referred by an organisation that works with women and domestic violence - agree to continue working with a counsellor or case worker - have a willingness and capacity to repay a loan
Assistance With Care & Housing For The Aged
BaptistCare helps financially disadvantaged older people who are homeless or have insecure accommodation and are at risk of becoming homeless remain in the community. The program helps clients obtain appropriate, sustainable and affordable housing and links them to community care services, where appropriate. The program helps clients link to: - suitable care options - housing services - advocacy and other relevant services (e.g. Aged Care Assessment Teams, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities)