Domestic and Family Violence

What is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention?

For more information or to make an appointment please contact your General Practitioner (G.P.) or give our admin a call on 0481 168 623 or 0412 726 245.

A comprehensive range of counselling and support services for people affected by domestic and family violence and those who use power and control within their families.

What is involved?

New Adult Pathways offers individual therapy to address and prevent family violence and the use of power and control in relationships. Our social workers understand that everyone has the right to feel safe and free from abuse in their home (whether that abuse involves hitting, threats, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, or any other behaviour that is controlling or coercive).

Our approach is designed for people experiencing family violence – we support victims in achieving an acceptable level of safety, whether that be whilst remaining in the current relationship or leaving. We also support people who use power and control to change their behaviours.

New Adult Pathways work with people who have experienced violence or abuse, or have committed violence and abuse and want to stop or for people seeking help for children who have witnessed violence or abuse.

New Adult Pathways identifies the Benefits of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention as:

  • Assistance in better understanding the situation, and how to take the first steps towards change.
  • A safe place to explore options without judgement and/or pressure to leave
  • Assistance in developing a safety plan that may result in increased levels of safety in both the short and long term
  • Capacity toward learning new behaviours, reflecting on the inappropriate use of power and control and developing new methods in which to have respectful and non-violent relationships.
  • Addressing concerns from statutory services, such as the Department for Child Safety, Youth and Woman and Probation and Parole.