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Our specialist team works with men to gain insight into the beliefs, choices, and actions they take that hurt their partners, ex-partners, children, or other family members.

Men who participate in these services will be supported, encouraged, and challenged to take responsibility for changing their behaviour so that their families can live safely.

We provide education and a chance to discuss and raise awareness about the impacts of violence, power and controlling behaviours on individuals, families and parenting.

Our goal is to create awareness about gender stereotypes, inequality, entitlement, privilege, and gender-based violence, and to generate accountability and responsibility for behaviours.

Men’s Behaviour Change Case Management

This service may suit you if:

  • relevant authorities (Police, courts, Child Protection, etc.) require you to comply with protection orders by participating in this service
  • you are ready to acknowledge the impact of your violent, controlling, or coercive behaviour towards your partner, ex-partner, children, or other family members
  • you consent to us contacting family members who have been impacted by your past or current violent behaviour, so we could also offer them support for their safety
  • you need help to access secure housing, financial aid, mental health, treatment for alcohol and other drugs and gambling addiction, as well as other services
  • you seek assistance and referrals for concerns with parenting or child development

Men’s Behaviour Change Program

This service may suit you if:

  • relevant authorities (Police, courts, Child Protection, etc.) require you to comply with protection orders by participating in this service
  • you are ready to acknowledge the impact of your violent, controlling, or coercive behaviour towards your partner, ex-partner, children, or other family members
  • you consent to us contacting family members who have been impacted by your past or current violent behaviour, so we could also offer them support for their safety
  • you will regularly attend 20 intensive, group-based sessions to tackle the underlying causes of your violent, controlling, or coercive behaviour, and what you can do to change it
  • you are willing to pay a nominal participation fee for these sessions

The program runs 2-hour weekly sessions for 20 weeks, working through:

  • Family Violence and accountability (4 weeks)
  • Power and control (6 weeks)
  • Violence and children (3 weeks)
  • Gender roles and gender stereotypes (3 weeks)
  • Effects of violence/values/summary of learning (4 weeks)

Access

These services are provided at no/low cost to residents from Wodonga, Wangaratta, and surrounds.

No referral is required to access this service.

Contact us for further details.

For more information and advice about family violence contact the Men’s Referral Service – Phone 1300 766 491.

Last Update: August 20th, 2021