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.
An eight-week group program to enhance emotional resilience.
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.
Our newest program, commencing in 2020, will give every woman who participates in our Time Out program, the opportunity to build financial independence.
A six-week Group Therapy & Psychoeducation program created by our DV Counsellor after listening to the needs of individual clients. Supported by peers and covering topics including boundary settings
ADDITIONAL RECOVERY SUPPORT
1 – DV counselling – six weeks of free individual counselling for women
2 – Legal advice – provided free of charge by visiting lawyers
3 – Tenancy/Housing advice – provided by visiting specialists
4 – Wellbeing – weekly fitness classes and food relief (OzHarvest and Foodbank)
5 – Playgroups – twice per week, free of charge to Beyond DV clients
6 – Access to community groups and activities
7 – Advocacy and referral to other organisations/services
8 – Short-term case management available in some circumstances
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.