Indigenous Family Violence

Indigenous Family Violence 

The Indigenous Family Violence (IFV) program supports men to address violence within Indigenous families. The IFV program is offered by Communicare and is funded by the Department of Corrective Services.

What is Involved?

The IFV program consists of group programs with a maximum of 12 participants. Given the program is mandated, participants are required to complete all sessions of the 80 hour program.

The program covers topics such as the cultural context of violence, intergenerational aspects of violence, the law and family violence, anger management, substance abuse, motivation, equality in relationships, cognitions, relationships, conflict resolution and Indigenous spiritual healing.

The objectives of the course are:

  • To reinforce that family violence is a crime and is not acceptable
  • Challenge the attitudes and behaviours that allow violence and abuse to occur

  • Develop the capacity to accept responsibility for the violence committed

  • Provide new skills and strategies required to cease violent behaviours

Where is it Held? 

The IFV program is currently running at the Greenough Regional Prison.

Who is Eligible? 

IFV is available to Indigenous male family violence offenders, with participants undergoing an assessment process by Corrective Services in order to determine their suitability. Following this assessment, IFV facilitators conduct a pre-program interview to assess the participant’s motivation, prior to inclusion in the program.

The program is also available to members of the community. For more information on the IFV - Community program, click here.

Funded by the Department of Corrective Services

 

Indigenous Family Violence - Community 

The Indigenous Family Violence - Community (IFV-C) program supports men to address violence within Indigenous families. The IFV-C program is offered by Communicare working in partnership with the Barndimalgu Court and the Department of Corrective Services.

What is Involved?

The program consists of a group program with a maximum of 12 participants, which runs one 2.5 hour session per week for 20 weeks.

The program covers topics such as the cultural context of violence, intergenerational aspects of violence, the law and family violence, anger management, substance abuse, motivation, equality in relationships, cognitions, relationships, conflict resolution and Indigenous spiritual healing.

The objectives of IFV-C are to:

  • Reinforce that family violence is a crime and is not acceptable

  • Challenge the attitudes and behaviours that allow violence and abuse to occur

  • Develop the capacity to accept responsibility for the violence committed

  • Provide new skills and strategies required to cease violent behaviours

Who is eligible?

IFV is available to Indigenous males over 18 years of age who have used abusive and/or violent behaviours in their family relationships.

How to Access

Participation in this program is mandated, with all referrals coming from the Department of Corrective Services. If you would like to access this service, speak to your CCO officer.

For more information, contact Communicare Justice Services via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funded by the Department of Corrective Services

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