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Preventing Violence Preventing Violence


Preventing Violence Preventing Violence

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									        Metropolitan-wide Services                                      Important Local Services
                (not for emergency)

                                                        North Metropolitan Area
Sexual Assault Resource Centre                          (Perth - Joondalup - Midland)
                   24 hr counselling 9340 1899
Breathing Space: Centre for Men’s Wellbeing             • Pat Giles Centre                               (Joondalup)         9300 0340
Crisis accommodation for men who use violence           • Orana House                                    (Bayswater)         9370 4544

                           24 hr support 9439 5707      • Koolkuna Refuge                                      (Midland)     9255 2202
Child Protection Unit, Princess Margaret                • Stirling Refuge                                       (Stirling)   9344 2118
Hospital                                                • Ruah Refuge
                                                        • Anawim Aboriginal
                                                                                                          (Highgate)         9227 6616
                                                                                                                                         Family and Domestic
Assessment for children presenting to or admitted to
hospital where there are child protection concerns        Single Women’s Refuge                           (Highgate)         9328 7562
                          9340 8646; A/H 9340 8222      • Damara House                                         (Merriwa)     9304 3832

Domestic Violence Advocacy Support Central              Counselling &/or Advocacy
Multi agency partnership from single location           • Relationships Australia**                      (Midland)           9250 1242
                                   Mon-Fri 9226 2370                                                  (Joondalup)            9301 2000
                                                                                                 (West Leederville)          9489 6363
Legal Aid Domestic Violence Legal Unit                  • Kinway Relationship Services**
Safety planning, legal advice, help with obtaining a                                                     (Joondalup)         9400 7200       We can all do something about it!
Violence Restraining Order                                                                               (East Perth)        9263 2050
                                    Mon-Fri 9261 6254   • Centrecare** All appointments through Perth
                                                           office; other offices in Mirrabooka & Joondalup. (Perth)          9325 6644             Everyone has the right to live
Pat Giles Children’s Counselling Service                • Family Violence Service                                                                 without violence,
Information, assessment, counselling and groups for
children who have experienced family and domestic
                                                           Information, advocacy and support,
                                                           assists with court process & applications
                                                                                                                             9400 0707
                                                                                                                             9250 0222                 abuse or fear.
violence                                                • Pat Giles Counselling Service for Women
                                  Mon-Fri 9328 1888                   (Covers cities of Joondalup & Wanneroo)                9300 1022
                                                                                                                                                       North Metropolitan Area
                                                        • Koolkuna Domestic Violence Advocacy Service
Yorgum Aboriginal Family Counselling Service                                                                   (Midland)     9274 7545
Family violence and sexual abuse counselling for        • Multicultural Women’s Advocacy Service
individuals and families                                                                      9328 1200(Northbridge)
                                  Mon-Fri 9218 9477                                           9344 8988 (Mirrabooka)                          EMERGENCY CONTACTS
                                                        • Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre
Advocare (Elder Abuse Prevention Program)                  Initial contact with Mirrabooka office; another office                        Police for life threatening situations   000
Free support for older people being abused or at risk      in Joondalup                               (Mirrabooka)           9440 1663          attending/reporting an incident   131 444
of being abused                                         ** indicates services for women, men & children
                                                                                                                                         Crisis Care                              9223 1111
                                  Mon-Fri 9221 8599
                                                         “Working with General Practice to Reduce Family Violence” Project               Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline       9223 1188
Gay and Lesbian Community Services of WA
                                                                                                                                         Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline         9223 1199
Peer support, counselling and resource information
provided to people who identify as being gay/lesbian/                                                                                    Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) 9340 1828
                                                                                                                                         Translating & Interpreting Service (TIS) 131 450
               Mon-Fri afternoons (Admin) 9486 9855     This brochure is funded by the National Community Crime Prevention Programme.
                                                                                   Re-printed September 2008
Family and domestic violence is:                                                                                        Effects of witnessing family
                                                              FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
                                                                                                                        and domestic violence on children
•	bullying, intimidating and controlling behaviour by a                                                                 may include:
    family member that causes physical, sexual and/or
    emotional damage.                                     If you answer yes to any of these questions please consider
                                                          seeking help.                                                 •	Aggressive behaviour and language (at home and/
•   most commonly committed by one partner towards                                                                         or school)
    another and/or by an adult towards a child/children   Is your partner or ex partner…
    (often referred to as child abuse).                                                                                 •	Anxiety, appearing nervous and withdrawn
                                                          •	Physically violent?         •	
                                                                                         Demanding?                     •	Difficulty adjusting to change
                                                          •	Jealous?                    •	
                                                                                                                        •	Restlessness, problems with concentration
 While some men experience violent relationships,
    research tells us that women and children
                                                          •	Often angry?                •	
                                                                                                                        •	Bedwetting and sleep disorders
  are most likely to be the victims of family and         •	Dominating?                 •	
                                                                                         Critical of you?
                                                                                                                        •	‘Acting out’ such as cruelty to animals
               domestic violence.
                                                          Does your partner…                                            •	Illnesses such as headaches, stomach cramps,
                                                                                                                           asthma and stuttering
                                                          •	 Make most of the decisions?
 Remember:                                                •	Check on all your activities?                               •	Lying and/or stealing
 •	You have the right to feel safe                        •	Lose their temper over small things?                        •	Noticeable drop in school performance
 •	You have the right to consider your own needs and      •	Give presents after abusing you?
      feelings                                            •	Shout and/or hit you, then blame you?                       HELP IS AVAILABLE
 •	You are not responsible for your partner’s behaviour   •	Put you down in front of others?                            If you are living in a family and domestic violence
 •	You have the right to make your own choices            •	Use threats against you, the children, pets                 situation you should seek support.
                                                             and or property?
 •	You have the right to get help and support                                                                           Make contact with any of the services listed or show
                                                                                                                        this brochure to your General Practitioner (GP) and talk
                                                          These are all forms of family and domestic violence and
                                                                                                                        to him/her about your situation.
                                                          they are all unacceptable.
                                                                                                                        Services may assist by offering:
                                                          After experiencing these behaviours you may feel
                 SAFETY PLAN
                                                          powerless, confused, isolated, trapped, worthless, angry,     •	Counselling support
 1. Tell a trusted person your fears                      as though you are going crazy.                                •	Advocacy (help to access other services)
 2. Know who and where to call in an emergency
                                                          These are normal responses to family and
                                                                                                                        •	Referral
 3. Know where to go for safety
 4. Plan how to keep your children safe
                                                          domestic violence.                                            •	Practical assistance
 5. Have some money saved
 6. Keep some clothes, medication, important papers,                   IN AN EMERGENCY                                                      FOR MEN
    keys and some cash at a friend’s house
                                                                           If you fear for your safety                               Support services are available.
 7. Have an escape plan
                                                                   or the safety of your children, at any time               Remember, the 24 hr Men’s Domestic Violence
        List other arrangements you should make.                   Telephone 000 and ask for the POLICE.                  Helpline is there for you to call. Telephone 9223 1199

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