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Understanding financial abuse

Domestic and family violence can take many forms – it can include many different types of behaviour including verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, social, spiritual, and psychological abuse. One form of domestic violence which is often overlooked is financial abuse. Financial abuse can leave victims isolated and anxious, limiting their independence and their ability to effectively parent or look after basic needs.

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How to be a better listener

Effective listening is the key to good communication. Many disagreements in relationships occur when people think others are not listening (and therefore not understanding) them. Whether miscommunication arises in the home, workplace, or with friends, effective listening skills go a long way towards addressing misunderstandings and establishing healthier communication patterns. Here are some things you can try to improve your listening skills:

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Steps towards a healthy relationship

Maintaining a healthy relationship is not always easy, but worth the effort. Creating strong and respectful partnerships have many benefits. Here we outline some tips and techniques that may help build a healthy (and happy) relationship with your partner.

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Supporting someone experiencing domestic violence

As a trusted friend, family member or community worker, your support may be key to helping someone who is experiencing domestic violence.

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Feeling out of place in the festive season

Summer and the festive season often brings a busy social calendar. But not everyone enjoys these occasions.  Here’s some tips to deal with stress and anxiety social events can bring.

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Expansion of intake criteria for Changing for Good

The Changing for Good program has expanded the intake options available to men who want to stop their use of violence in their family and relationships.

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Special occasions away from your kids

Separation and estrangement from your family can be tough at any time, but some special days can carry heightened emotions for those that can’t see their children or wider family.

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What happens in the Changing for Good program?

Lasting behavioural change takes time, commitment and effort.  Our purpose is to continue to support men and their partners, for a further 12-months, after successful completion of an initial Men’s Behaviour Change Program (MBCP).

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The challenge of change

Achieving true behavioural change in your life, especially when you’re trying to change long-standing behaviours, can be a tough slog. Why is it so hard? What holds us back from making positive change in our lives?

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How counselling can help with anger management

Counselling can help you understand what’s behind your anger and teach you different and more respectful ways to communicate intense feelings.  Learning and understanding anger management techniques including new ways to communicate is important for you to make meaningful and lasting changes in your life.

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For support in maintaining change and building violence-free relationships,
contact Changing for Good to find out how we can help.

Simply call to leave your details or download the expression of interest form and email it to us.