Family Violence Support Service

About the program

The Cooktown District Community Centre Family Violence Support Service offers case management with a counsellor who deals specifically with domestic and family violence.

Sessions involve face to face counselling in a private, confidential and safe environment. These sessions aim to help you achieve your goals, empowering you to regain control and live a happy, healthy life.

Counselling allows you to discuss your experiences with someone who is understanding, non-judgemental and supportive.

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Family Violence is behaviour by one family member that causes physical, sexual and/or emotional damage.

Children’s development and well-being are negatively affected by exposure to famly violence. This is a free and confidential service providing outreach to Cooktown, Wujal Wujal, Laura and Hope Vale.

You deserve to be treated with respect. We provide...

  • Adult counselling and case management
  • Child and youth counselling
  • Perpetrator behavioural change education
  • Liaison and consultation with other agencies
  • Information and referral

What can the counsellor do?

  • Listen to your experiences and situation
  • Help you understand what has happened to you and why
  • Help you to reduce feelings of blame, guilt and depression
  • Provide skills and information about healthy relationships and communication
  • Help you build social networks
  • Assess your safety and make a safety plan
  • Help you to make strategies to cope and solve problems

Family violence can lead to many problems including...

  • How can our family deal with life changes?
  • Why is my child behaving this way?
  • How can I improve my parenting?
  • Am I meeting my child’s needs?
  • How can we manage our household better?
  • How can we prevent or deal with statutory Child Safety intervention?

Remember

  • Dont wait to get help
  • The abuse is not your fault
  • You are not alone
  • You can ask Centrelink about income support

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