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Below is a list of education support services, including behaviour change programs, community education programs, protective behaviour programs, women’s support programs and relationship education. If you cannot find local education support services for your area, you can find a list of state and national education programs at the bottom of this page.

Esperance Crisis Accommodation Service – Mara House

The ECAS Women’s Safe House offers support to women and children (male under 17 years of age) escaping Family and Domestic Violence and experiencing homelessness through Domestic Violence. At the refuge staff will assist you with information to help you decide about housing, legal and income issues. You will be supplied with bedding and food, clothing and toiletries if needed. Support, referrals, advocacy and information to those using the service. They can refer you to other services like a counsellor to discuss your feelings and choices at this time.   Safe at Home Service: For some families, staying in their home and having the violent person leave is the best option. Staff can provide support for women staying at their homes. The staff can help you assess your risk and support you with safety plans and increased practical safety measures. The staff will provide regular outreach assistance and support while you rebuild a safe life for yourself and your children.   Each woman has a key worker who can help with the following:

  • Safety planning
  • Building self-confidence and independence
  • Advice on housing rights and responsibilities
  • Legal Support
  • Accompanying to court
  • Refer you to Financial Counselor, who can help with budgeting, paying bills and debts
  • Resettlement skills, such as shopping and cooking
  • Referrals to other relevant agencies
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Esperance Care Services – Regener8

The ReJener8 course is designed to assist women to identify their strengths and skills, to build self-confidence and provide support for their first steps of connecting into the community, and to ultimately achieving their goals. The aim of this course is to provide encouragement and skills for women who are looking to re-enter the work force or take up volunteering or study opportunities, but are lacking the confidence and knowledge to take even the first step to reaching their goals.

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Esperance Care Services – Peer Skills

Peer Skills is a small group program that consists of six, two hour sessions that will equip participants to support their peers. The topics included in this program are; effective communication, identifying values and knowing how to use them, successful problem solving, conflict management, self-care and knowing when and how to refer to obtain further help.

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Esperance Care Services – Boys to Men

The ‘Boys to Men’ training can be presented to a large group in a 90-minute workshop called “Who’s the Man”, where participants are presented with a real insight into some of the issues facing boys/men in Australia today. The “Boys to Men” training program is a small group workshop delivered over 6 sessions. By working through discussion topics and activities that centre around the themes of “CHOICE,” “RESPECT,” and “MATESHIP,” participants are actively involved in coming up with realistic strategies they can take away and use in their lives.

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Centrecare Esperance – Specialised Family Violence

This service is designed to provide support and counselling for families that are affected by family violence. This service works with the family unit and both supports them and helps them to understand the effects of family violence on them.

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Centrecare – Family Relationship Counselling

This service is designed to provide education, support and counselling for individuals, couples and families to assist them in forming and maintaining healthy relationships. Counselling is available for both adults and children, either individually or as a family.

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State and National Education Services Services

Mensline

MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues.
MensLine Australia offers a range of ways to access their free, professional counselling and support services:
 
• Telephone
•Callback service – You may be eligible to receive up to six free telephone counselling sessions, scheduled at times to best suit your needs.
• Online chat counselling – text-based counselling available through the MensLine Australia website
• Video chat counselling – face-to-face counselling available through  Zoom Video Conferencing. 
• Assisted referrals
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Communicare Breathing Space Program

Communicare Breathing Space program is available to all men who have been abusive in their intimate partner or family relationship and are ready and willing to make long-term behavioural changes. Communicare’s therapeutic community provides men with up to six months of accommodation while they undertake an intensive therapeutic program including individual informal counselling and case management in their behaviour change journey.
 
Providing residents:
 
• Opportunities to reflect and be accountable for their behaviour and the choices they have made.
• A structured program which supports and encourages learning, offers alternatives and assists men’s capacity in understanding and taking responsibility for their violence, anger and abuse.
• An environment where access to information assists to develop positive strategies to resolve their difficulties.
• Referrals and links to services that meet the needs of each individual participant.
• An extended support service, counselling and assistance post the completion of the six month program for sustained behaviour change
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DVassist Telephone Counselling Service

The DVassist counselling service is available Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, via free call 1800 080 083 to anyone living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia. We provide information and support for women, men and young people living in remote, regional, and rural Western Australia experiencing family and domestic violence.

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1800RESPECT

1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service.

1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:

  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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WESNET – Safe Connections

The Safe Connections program provides tech-abuse advice to women who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse as well as being able to provide women (and children) affected by domestic, family or sexual violence with a free Safe Connections phones and top-up credit (eligible clients can top-up 3 times in the financial year).

They also provide tech-abuse advice where they can organise appointments with one of our tech experts.

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