Domestic violence help
in your region
BYFH engage two staff members to work with parents and families with young children. They provide a point of contact and a source of information for parents and expectant parents. They help promote the development of positive parent/child relationships through education, practical support and role modelling. They can also help with advocacy and referral information and pathways.
The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre can provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities including careers advice, apprenticeship and training information, and also help with job searching and direct links into work.
The Broome Jobs and Skills Centre is supported by career services from Wunan Foundation. They can also provide outreach services at other locations throughout the Kimberley region including Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Kununurra. Broome Jobs and Skills Centre can help you with:
The Indigenous Early Learning and Parenting Group offers a supported playgroup for children that is based on the principles of ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework.’ It’s run by an early years learning facilitator and two play helpers. Staff support healthy early childhood development and school readiness and developing parents’ awareness that they are their child’s first teacher. They create a safe and non-confrontational setting for families to build peer support networks and engage in relevant workshops and activities. A range of other local community organisations are involved in running sessions with the group. While the group is based at the Drop in Centre, they go on regular outings. Transport is available for families and morning tea and lunch is provided.
Boab Health provide mental health services including:
DFP are specialists in the recruitment of contact centre, administrative, commercial support, customer service, sales, marketing, retail, health, finance and accounting, industrial and resources professionals. DFP offers career support resources offer guidance on resume writing, preparing for interviews as well as advice on making the most of your assignments should you wish to pursue temporary employment.
The Kimberley Sexual Abuse Prevention and Support Service Service offers free counselling to child and adult victims of sexual abuse and assault. Counselling takes place in a safe environment, where victims are able to comfortably work through trauma with highly qualified counsellors. Counsellors also deliver group work programs and community education initiatives around sexual assault and abuse to help recognise the symptoms and effects of sexual abuse against children, and how to provide support for healing.
Counselling is offered by trained professionals who can assist with a wide variety of issues. Counsellors can discuss issues such as:
Reclaiming Our Lives is a group program that supports women who have been or are victims of family and domestic violence. The program consists of eight two-hour sessions held at a safe venue, where you can share and talk openly about yourself, your relationships and your family. The program provides information about domestic violence but also encourages participating women to support each other emotionally and practically.
The Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service works in partnership with the Department for Child Protection and the WA Police to improve the safety of child and adult victims of family and domestic violence. The service uses a collaborative approach that focuses on timely and early intervention following a police call out to a domestic violence incident.
Family Relationship Centres provide assistance to families at any stage of their lives. The Centres are for all families in need of information and support in relation to family relationships and for those families who are separated we offer family dispute resolution services. The staff assist families in many ways such as:
StandBy is for people, families and communities who have lost loved ones, friends or colleagues to suicide. StandBy can help people bereaved recently as well as providing support to people and communities affected by suicide in the past.
Through a 24 week group program you can learn to manage your anger and gain the skills to communicate in a healthy and effective manner. Participants can hear and share stories with others in similar situations and access support in a respectful and confidential environment.
The course teaches participants methods of anger management and how to reprogram their responses to conflict and stress. Individual counselling is also made available to work through issues and address the source of violent, abusive behaviour. Counselling is confidential, respectful and professional.
Anglicare WA hopes to motivate change in men’s lives and promote compassionate relationships free of abuse. Changing Tracks can assist clients whose:
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership.
The Aboriginal Family Law Services can assist people with their family law matters when there are children involved. They will represent clients in the Family Court WA, however much of their work involves helping clients to work out parenting agreements. Here are some things they can help with:
If you think you may be eligible for Criminal Injury Compensation you can contact the Aboriginal Family Law Service for initial advice. If you appear to meet the criteria of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, they can assist you to prepare your application.
In some cases a person can ask for compensation even if they were not the direct victim of the offence. They can assist by: