PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Our programs help children from 5 to 17 years who have come from a domestic violence situation. These programs include help with the transition into a new school, homework clubs or a camp which helps children heal from trauma.
Our first program focuses on helping children transition into new schools when relocating from a domestic violence situation.
Utilising the skills and experience of a team of Educators, Child Psychologists, Social Workers & Youth Workers, our new Youth Program “HOPE 4 Life” provides an innovative mentor program to help children aged 8-17 years heal from trauma.
HOPE 4 Life is an evidence-based, curriculum-based program, with research provided by Griffith University
The Program consists of an intensive four-day camp each year, followed by monthly activity-based catch-ups, with a focus on the rebuilding of HOPE as a major pathway to future success. Other focus areas include healthy/respectful relationships and regulating emotions, with input from the Department of Education Specialist Behaviour Team.
Monthly catch-ups give children the opportunity to reconnect with peers and Mentors on a regular basis.
Children revisit concepts covered at camp (SMART goal setting, Respectful Relationships and Regulating Emotions) through a “check-in” with Mentors and discussion with peers.
Children have the opportunity each month to engage in indoor activities (eg drama, art, technology, cooking) or outdoor sporting activities (with elite sportspeople).
A shared afternoon tea finishes off the session
Activities are run from our own facility on a Saturday.
H4L HOMEWORK CLUB
As an addition to our HOPE 4 Life program, we are now partnering with Griffith University’s Education Faculty to deliver this new program in 2020.
Hope 4 Life Headstart is a series of programs for students 5 to 7 years old.
BEYOND BEAUTY- our new program of Empowerment for Young Women in years 11/12 at High School
Held over five weeks after school, our over two days on the holidays, at our facility
Presented by Beyond DV Ambassadors and Time Out presenters.
Commencing in 2020
SING&GROW- this nationally recognised, evidence-based Music Therapy play program will be offered from 2020
Program focuses on strengthening family relationships, building capacity in parents to support their children's development in the early years of life, and encouraging the use of music within communities.
Run weekly by the Sing&Grow team, in partnership with Playgroup Qld, from our facility
Referral process required to participate.
PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN
Women are provided opportunities to regain their self confidence and reach their full potential. From just having time out to heal with out morning teas, workshops or pampering to gaining financial independence, you will find a program to suit your specific needs.
This program encourages DV survivors to take some time out of their busy, often stressful, lives to focus on their own healing.
A follow-on from our Time Out program, providing opportunities for DV survivors to consolidate and grow support networks with each other
After completing our Time Out workshops, participants are invited to fortnightly peer support morning teas at our facility.
“HOPE Beyond DV”- is a DV Recovery Services Open Day, held twice a year, in collaboration with Brisbane Domestic Violence Service.
Our newest program, commencing in 2020, will give every woman who participates in our Time Out program, the opportunity to build financial independence.
This program gives us a way to formally recognise local businesses and community members who go above and beyond to show kindness to our families through the donation of goods and services.
How Can You Help?
Beyond DV has a number of ways that businesses and individuals can help us provide these life changing service programs to the survivors.