Domestic violence help
in your region
Below is a list of family support services, including family education and counselling services, family planning services, local day care options and government departments. If you cannot find local family services for your area, there is a list of state and national family support services at the bottom of this page.
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This program is designed to provide outreach services in remote locations by way of individual, couple and family counselling in addition to crisis support and community development. The aim of this program is to increase access and provide timely support through a range of integrated services to at-risk families, promoting a safe environment for children and overall family functioning.
Family Law Counselling can help people with relationship difficulties better manage their personal or interpersonal issues associated with children and family during separation.
This service works with adults and children to help them find solutions to problems both practical and personal that have arisen from family and domestic violence. It provides strength focussed responses that assist women and men to find solutions to their problems through information, short term support and safety planning. Formal counselling and support services provide planned and goal directed interventions that assist women, men, children and young people deal with the effects of harms caused by involvement in or exposure to family and domestic violence.
Centrecare Family Dispute Resolution focuses on children. They also assist couples and families communicate effectively and reach agreements in relation to the needs of children and/or resolve property matters. Separation can be a difficult time for families, particularly for children. The Family Law requires parents to attempt to resolve issues related to their children through Family Dispute Resolution (or a similar service) before being able to initiate proceedings in the Family Court.
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.
The Child Sexual Abuse Therapy Service aims to reduce the devastating effects of sexual abuse on children through counselling and support, providing them with strategies that enable them to be safe and establish non-abusive relationships in their future.
The service assists children to manage trauma and educates them about social skills and strategies that enable them to be safe and establish non-abusive relationships. It also teaches parents to recognise the symptoms and effects of sexual abuse against children and how to provide support for their child’s healing.
Counselling is available for children and their non-offending family members. This includes:
Children can play, relax and even finish their homework in the safety of the YMCA’s before and after school care centres.
Supporting families and their children in a fun and stimulating environment is all part of our before and after school care that caters for children in Kindergarten through to the age of 12.
Your children will be cared for in an environment where we take responsibility in helping school-aged children meet their emotional and educational needs.
They will hang out with their friends and meet new friends which will help develop the social skills that come from sharing a meal together or playing a game.
The centre provides information to help people with their relationships. Midland and Kalgoorlie Family Relationship Centre (FRC) provides a comprehensive assessment service for families, including grandparents, seeking advice, support and referrals to family relationship services, including family dispute resolution (FDR). This service is a source of information for families at all stages, including people starting relationships, those wanting to make their relationships stronger, those experiencing relationship difficulties and those affected when families separate.
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.
1800RESPECT is a national sexual assualt and domestic violence counselling service.
1800RESPECT provide support and counselling for:
They can be contacted by phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.