The support group would be psychoeducative to build the foundations for awareness of family violence and its implications, promote healing and ongoing coping strategies. The group will encourage connection with peers and empowerment through reflection and discovery.
The goal of the group is to increase awareness to understand and recognise the cycle of violence, including the different forms the cycle can take and how it impacts them and their children, while developing emotional awareness and skills to effectively manage ongoing triggers. The group will cover information relating to family violence, shame and self-talk, trauma and triggers, regulation strategies, resilience, self care and connection. The group will empower individuals to use their voice, share their stories and advocate for themselves and their families.
– Family has experienced family violence in the past (not experiencing current significant FV- call to discuss if client is going through FLC to determine suitability)
– Family lives, works or plays in the Bayside Peninsula Region
– Parent with at least one child
– Parent has consented to the group for 8 weeks
– Parent has case-management or therapy services that will remain open throughout the duration of the group. Parent may also be on a waitlist for support. Closing due to engagement with the group will not be in the clients best interest for safety reasons and as the group is not a therapeutic intervention, it is a psychoeducation and to mitigate social isolation.
– Please attach any recent assessments done to help determine risk and ensure safety