Changing for Good: Violence Prevention Program
The Violence Prevention Program is part of the Changing for Good service and is for men who are worried about their thoughts and behaviour escalating to physical violence.Read more
The Violence Prevention Program is part of the Changing for Good service and is for men who are worried about their thoughts and behaviour escalating to physical violence.
The Violence Prevention program is part of the Changing for Good service. The program is for men who are not using physical violence in their relationships but are worried their thoughts and behaviour may lead to violence.
The program is delivered by professional counsellors on the phone. Our counsellors will work with the men to help them be proactive and learn the tools to develop respectful and healthy relationships. Our counsellors will provide support to help strengthen all relationships in their life – intimate relationships, parenting, friendships or work colleagues.
The Violence Prevention program is free and offers:
Men can apply to join the Violence Prevention Program if they can answer yes to both points below:
If you are not currently using physical violence in your relationships and you have completed a Men’s Behaviour Change Program in the last 12 months, please visit our Post MBCP webpage.
If you have ever physically hurt or assaulted your partner, this is not the right program for you. A Men’s Behaviour Change Program may be able to help you. Visit our webpage to find out more.
If you are not using physical violence in your relationships, but you are worried that your behaviour is escalating and you may hurt someone, ask yourself these questions:
It may also be useful to know that there are usually many emotions behind anger, including: fear, loneliness, anxiety, stress, frustration, hurt, guilt, shame, helplessness, jealousy, embarrassment, depression and rejection.
If you are noticing that you’re angrier, frustrated, a bit volatile and are having trouble connecting and communicating with others, the Violence Prevention Program may be able to help you.
You can apply to the program by completing the Expression of Interest Form.
You will work with a professional counsellor over a two-month period. The counsellor will contact you via the phone every two weeks. The appointment dates will be agreed upon ahead of time. We encourage our clients to find a quiet space for each session.
Each phone counselling session will focus on what you want to achieve, and progress will be measured along the way. Our counselling sessions will be respectful and will focus on:
If you are currently using physical violence and are looking for a program to help you stop, there are many Men’s Behaviour Change Programs (MBCPs) that can help. Visit our webpage to see the MBCPs that are available, and you can also Google ‘Men’s Behaviour Change Programs’ to find one near you.
If you are in an emergency situation, please call 000 immediately.
Changing for Good is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
The Post-Men’s Behaviour Change Program is part of the Changing for Good service and is for men who have completed a Men’s Behaviour Change Program (MBCP) in the last 12 months.Read more