Baptist Care SA has partnered with ac.care and The South East Junction to support men and families in the Limestone Coast after local family courts revealed alarming domestic and family violence data.
There is limited access to early intervention or prevention programs in the region.
The pilot project, Changing Tracks, is part of the Positive Relationships Program and includes a series of 15 workshops that cover positive communication, anger management and how to reprogram responses to conflict and stress.
“We were keen to build alliances with like-minded organisations to meet this very real community need,” explains Grant Pearson, Senior Manager, Family Pathways.
Individual counselling is also available covering topics such as effective communication skills, strategies to establish and maintain healthy relationships, and addressing the source of violent and abusive behaviour.
Ten men are taking part in the pilot.
A component of the project which will work with young men in high schools is currently in development.
For more information see https://www.accare.org.au/changing-tracks.