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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.

Pilbara Community Legal Service – Community Migrant Services

The Community Migrant Service is located in Karratha and South Hedland and facilitates pathways to learning English, education and employment readiness. Service coordination and delivery include, but are not limited to, group information sessions teaching life skills and providing information on different issues such as the health system, employment, police and the law and banking practices
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Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate more meaningfully in society.
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Real Futures

A Vocational Training and Employment Centre and a Disability Employment Service provider.
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Salvation Army Karratha – Positive Lifestyle

A 10-week program focused on developing positive strategies to manage anger, grief and relationships.
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Pilbara Community Legal Service

Housing Support Program:

The housing support service supports and  assists clients to obtain secure, stable, and long term accommodation. Working closely with other services such as Department of Communities, the housing support service focuses on educating clients so they have the skills and knowledge to sustain and maintain their long term tenancy.

Family Law:

  • Property Settlement- Solicitors offer limited assistance in relation to property settlement. They can provide; general information regarding the process of initiating and finalising financial relations with your partner, general assistance with filling in court forms and making appropriate referrals to other services
  • Parenting- Solicitors provide advice only and appropriate referrals in areas such as: where the children will live, how much time spent with the other parent, parenting plans and orders, location and recovery orders and breach of court orders.
  • Divorce- Solicitors provide advice and assistance with the process and drafting of court documents.
  • Care and Protection- Solicitors provide advice and court representation for care and protection matters. They do not provide representation in appeal matters.
  • Family and Domestic Violence- Solicitors provide advice in relation to restraining orders, negotiating resolutions prior to the matter proceeding trial, court representation (where appropriate)

Criminal Injuries compensation:

Victims of family violence and victims of any other crime who have suffered bodily harm, or psychological injury as a result of the crime may be eligible to claim Criminal Injuries Compensation.

Domestic violence advocacy and victim support service (DVAVSS):

DVAVSS provides information, support, referrals and assistance in a secure and confidential setting where you are safe to tell your story. The service acts as an important tool to help overcome trauma, recover and rebuild life after abuse. DVAVSS provides assistance with:

  • Providing information to clients about their rights, options, and the community resources available for them;
  • Safety planning- various strategies are discussed so a client can decide for themselves what strategies to use to reduce their future risk of abuse;
  • Violence Restraining Order applications
  • Encouragement, empathy and respect with a non-judgmental approach and culturally sensitive support.
  • Informal counselling can be through crisis intervention or casual conversation.

Keeping women safe program (KWS):

An early intervention and prevention strategy aimed to help women and their children from becoming homeless and improve safety following family and domestic violence (FDV). The program helps women to stay in their home or a home of their choosing, when it is safe an appropriate to do so.

Domestic violence workers assist with:

  • Risk assessment
  • Safety planning
  • Welfare/safety/security checks
  • Linking clients to a wide range of services that address their expressed needs
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Anglicare WA Karratha – Reclaiming Our Lives

Reclaiming Our Lives is a group program that supports women who are or have been subjected to family violence and/or abuse.
The program consists of nine 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 within the group environment. Each session focuses on a different topic.
 
Topics include:
• Managing Stress
• Life after an abusive relationship, the possibility of new and nourishing relationships
• Supporting Self-Esteem
• Understanding the many different behaviours which are identified as ‘Family and Domestic Violence’
• Dynamics of Emotional Abuse
• Looking at the helpful and unhelpful ways anger can be expressed
• Understanding the impact of Family and Domestic Violence on children and how we can help them come through it
• Exploring Legal Issues and Rights
 
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Anglicare WA Karratha – Domestic Violence Advocacy and Support Service

The free service provides support and advocacy to adult victims of family and domestic violence.
 
The support provided by this service includes:
 
• Information about safe accommodation options
• Referral to other relevant agencies
• Advocacy on victim’s behalf to other agencies
• Support with legal and court proceedings
• Police liaison
• Education and information about family and domestic violence
• Emotional support
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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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