Department of Health and Human Services Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. This service is part of the safe at home initiative (http://www.safeathome.tas.gov.au/).
The Huon Domestic Violence Service offers support and information regarding domestic violence within the Huon Valley.
Services offered by the Huon Domestic Violence Service include:
- Court Support
- Community Education
This service is eligible to all victims of domestic violence. No referral necessary and is a free service.
Part of the Safe At Home iniative. This is a 24 hour, 7 day service. The Victim Safety Response Team (VSRT) work with victims of family violence undertaking follow up work from police, frequently carrying out safety audits and safety plans. Calls requiring an immediate response will have a police intervention team dispatched. Those calls not requiring an immediate ‘safety’ response will be referred to appropriate counselling, support and referral services.
A service provided by the Department of Health & Human Services, for people who have been involved in a family violence incident and have been issued with a Police Family Violence Order.
They can provide information and advice about what a Police Family Violence Order means, how to prevent breaches and provide referrals to appropriate services.
The Men’s Referral Service is a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service operating in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania and is the central point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour. We also provide support and referrals for women and men seeking information on behalf of their male partners, friends or family members, and workers in a range of agencies seeking assistance for their clients who are men.
The Men’s Referral Service is for:
- Men who are using controlling behaviour towards a partner or family member
- Women seeking information about men’s use of family violence
- Friends, family or colleagues of people who may be using or experiencing family violence
- Professionals wishing to support a client who is using or experiencing family violence
National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service.
Qualified and experienced counsellors provide information and referral to support services. Offers telephone and online counselling.
The Australian Childhood Foundation provide counselling to children and young people who have been affected by family violence.
Children and young people can access this service if they:
- are 17 years of age or younger
- have been affected by family violence at home
- are not in foster car or kinship care
- have a parent, carer or significant adult who can support them through counselling
- are not currently involved in another similar counselling service
We are a state wide service operating in the North, North West and South, we provide practical support, family violence education, advice and referral to support services for anyone experiencing family violence.
The program will provide practical support, advice and referral to support services for those women and children experiencing family violence through the following services:
- A website which will provide information around family violence and support services available
- Email support available to all members of the community
- Phone support
- Information packs
- One to one support from a case worker for those people experiencing multiple needs
A program for male perpetrators of low to medium risk family violence, which is run by Relationships Australia.
This program forms part of the Safe Homes, Safe Families program. It is designed for men who have abused or hurt their partners and are ready to take responsibility for their behaviour.
The program comprises of individual counselling and group facilitated sessions.
The Burnie office of the Women’s Legal Service is a specialist family violence unit. If you are located in North West Tasmania, experiencing or have experienced family violence, contact the Burnie office directly for legal assistance or information.
Provides assistance to women with particular emphasis on women’s legal issues. Free and confidential legal advice and referral. If you are in the north-east of Tasmania are are experiencing, or have experienced, family violence, you can call the Launceston office directly.
Step Up is a Colony47 program for young people aged between 12-17 and their families aimed to address recurring violent behaviour by young people toward a family member or intimate partner. Where violent behaviour is toward a family member Step Up can support either or both the parent/carer and young person. The program provides one on one support and aims to assist young people to understand consequences of violent behaviour, strengthen family and personal relationships and utilise appropriate referral pathways to other specialist services. The program works to empower parents and provide them with tools and strategies to assist them in keeping all family members safe.