North West & Western Tasmania
Specialised Family Violence Service

Our specialised Family Violence Service offers a Whole-of-Family response to families where family violence has been identified as an issue. Individual assessments are offered to women, children and men. Following this initial assessment and where needs have been identified, individual counselling and group programmes are offered as appropriate. Family Violence and abuse affects whole families. It can include physical (pushing, hitting, slapping, smashing things), verbal (put-downs, name calling, shouting, threatening) and using power in unfair ways. Some of the effects of Family Violence can include fear, anger and shame as well as physical injury. The safety of women and children is very important to us.

Services Included
CatholicCare Kid’s Club (PARKAS) : A group for parents and children who have experienced family violence
Challenging Abusive Behaviours (CAB): A group programme for men who have been angry, abusive or aggressive in their families.
CAMEO : An eight week programme that encourages women to explore their past or current relationships in ways that promote safety and well-being.
REAL - Responsible Emotional Awareness for Living, a group programme for women experiencieng anger and other strong emotions
Please note all groups are run subject to numbers. For further information please contact your nearest CatholicCare office or visit our website.
03 6431 8555
1800 819 447
108 Mount Street, Burnie, 7320, TAS