Family Life’s Therapeutic Case Management Program supports any adult, regardless of gender, who has used violence and is seeking case management and therapeutic intervention to help address their need to moderate their behaviour.
The program also offers assistance to men who require additional support as part of their journey within the Behaviour Change program, or to those who want to make enduring change. The program is also available to men who are waiting for a group program to commence, who require additional practical and therapeutic intervention once a group program has concluded or who want to make enduring change.
The therapeutic case management approach provides clients with an individualised and tailored response to work on any barriers they may have in addressing their need to change.
This program also offers additional support to men who use family violence who are engaging with Family Life for Men’s Behaviour Change (MBC) and/or the Dads in Focus program.
You do not need to be engaging in any other Family Life services to participate in the Therapeutic Case Management Program for Adults who use Family Violence.
This service offers support to adults who use family violence who are not involved in any Family Life services.
Family Life delivers the Court Mandated Counselling Order Program (CMCOP) as well as accepting self referral into these groups. For more information about Men’s Behaviour Change Groups click here.
Dads In Focus is committed to helping fathers make a positive change in their attitude, values and behaviours that might be leading to family violence. Click here to read more.
The Therapeutic Case Management service differs from the above programs as outlined below;
- The program is voluntary
- The program supports adults with complex needs to engage more easily
- The program provides assistance to adults who are awaiting a position in a group program
- The program can be a group readiness process
- The program can be for adults who have completed (or currently completing) MBC but need further and more intensive acceptance and commitment work
- It does not replace mandated work, it works to complement other supports for the safety of all affected family members
Is this program for me?
The following eligibility criteria applies for Therapeutic Case Management Program for Adults who use Family Violence:
- You have been removed from the home and are homeless or have unstable housing as a result of using violence against family members and require practical support around managing risk
- You require additional support prior to engaging in family violence behaviour change programs due to the following:
- English is not your primary language
- There are complex needs that require intervention
- You require support and stability before you can safely participate in a MBCP, including mental health and/or alcohol and other drug concerns.
- You have complex needs including cognitive impairment and acquired brain injury (ABI) and require support around complex health and social issues (including specialist skills experience)
- You may be at risk from other perpetrators due to the nature of your offending or relationship context
You identify as a woman or non-binary who uses violence and struggles to find support and strategies to assist you with your use of violence.
You require additional support as you are currently attending a MBCP and;
- require additional practical and psychological supports to encourage and maintain your engagement
- To address the risk associated with your use of violence as well as risk to yourself (self-harm and suicidal ideation
You require additional practical support following completion of a Men’s Behaviour Change Program.
You require practical and therapeutic support to assist you to engaged in other programs outside of Family Life
You require practical and therapeutic support to assist you to explore your use of family violence as you have been ineligible or it has been unsafe for you to engage in other services.
More about this program
Family violence can be stopped, but your behaviour and attitude will need to change. If you want healthier relationships, and a better future for you, your children and your partner, our program can help.
Find out more about our Therapeutic Case Management Program by contacting Family Life today.
Phone: +61 3 8599 5433