FAIR is staffed by experienced counsellors with qualifications in psychology, social work and/or counselling, who offer group programs.
No. These Relationships Australia (WA) services are free of charge.
We run these programs in four locations:
1 Ord Street
22 Southport Street
27 The Crescent
For women who have experienced abusive behaviour from their partners we initially meet one-to-one.
We also offer a 10-week program for women who have experienced abusive behaviour. Participants will have the opportunity to:
- have their voice validated in a safe, inclusive environment
- discuss the impact of abuse on themselves and children
- discuss how they have stood up for themselves and their children when resisting abuse
- unearth the ways in which they have held on to hope for a better life
- engage in conversations that expose the beliefs that underpin abuse, and emphasising that abuse is a choice
- support each other in efforts to keep themselves and their children safe
- share resources and build on community and social support
For children and teenagers who have seen or experienced abuse in the home we initially meet one-to-one.
We also offer a 6-week program for children and teens who have experienced abuse in the home. In a safe and nurturing environment participants will have the opportunity to:
- express their hurts, worries and fears and acknowledge their skills,
- interests and hopes
- understand they are not to blame for the abuse
- discuss actions they take to keep themselves and others safe
- identify helpful people in the family and community
- explore how best to express feelings of anger, fear and stress
- have a supportive and positive social experience in the company of other children
For men who have been hurtful and intimidating towards partners and/or children we initially meet one-to-one.
For men motivated to change their behaviours we offer a 24-week program. In a supportive environment men will be invited to:
- discuss and consider the impact of abuse on partners and children
- expose the beliefs that support the use of abusive actions against others
- consider intimate relationships as opportunities to demonstrate equality and partnership in daily living
- learn and practice skills for relating to others and feeling confident in
- applying these skills when facing challenges
- discuss and reflect on the importance of safety and respect as the foundation of enduring relationships