Family Life provides free Case Management support for adults using family violence in the Bayside Peninsula area (Mornington Peninsula, Glen Eira, Frankston, Bayside, Kingston, Stonnington, Port Phillip).
The program provides each client with up to 20 hours of support and can be provided face to face, by telephone or through outreach.
The Case Management Program for Adults using family violence focuses on:
Supporting adults using family violence to take responsibility for and stop their use of violence
Providing an individualised response by coordinating access to specialist services such as alcohol and other drugs (AOD), disability, mental and physical health, parenting services, financial counselling, employment, social support and housing services.
Assisting in engagement with programs that aim to stop family violence and address barriers to engaging in the change process
Who can use this program?
Adults using family violence who:
- Are aged 18 years or over; inclusive of all sexualities & gender diverse communities
- Want to take responsibility for their actions and want support to end their use of violent and abusive behaviours.
- Have used family violence against their partner and/ or family or kinship member
And at least one of the following:
- Have been removed from the home as a result of using violence against family members and require practical support around managing risk.
- Have been assessed as unsuitable for a MBCP due to:
o English is not their primary language.
o have complex needs that require intervention, support and stability before they can safely participate in programs that aim to stop family violence, including mental health, AOD and homelessness issues.
o have complex needs that require an individualised response, including cognitive impairment and acquired brain injury (ABI), and require support around complex health and social issues.
o may be at risk from other perpetrators due to the nature of their offending, relationship context.
o Are otherwise ineligible for a MBCP.
- Are currently attending a MBCP and require additional practical and psychological supports to encourage and maintain their engagement and address the risk associated with their use of violence as well as risk to themselves (self-harm and suicidal ideation).
- Adults using family violence who require additional practical support following the completion of a MBCP or Dads in Focus.
How can I access the program?
Find out more about our Case Management Program for adults using family violence by contacting Family Life today.
Phone: +61 3 8599 5433