Domestic and family violence

YFS is committed to ending domestic and family violence by working with perpetrators of domestic and family violence to change their behaviour through our Responsible Men program, which includes counselling and group education.

 

Regional Beaudesert Domestic and Family Violence Service

YFS and Beaucare work in partnership  to provide an integrated service offering counselling, court support and home safety upgrades for people experiencing domestic and family violence, and specialised counselling for children impacted by domestic violence in Beaudesert/ Jimboomba.

Services will be provided at Logan or Beaudesert (whichever is safest for the client) and will include:

  • Court based services at Beaudesert Court (Tuesday weekly)
  • Information and links to relevant services to address health, parenting, financial, legal and other counselling needs
  • Counselling and support for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic and family violence
  • Counselling and support for children and young people affected by domestic and family violence.

Responsible Men

Responsible Men is a Domestic & Family Violence (DFV) intervention (behaviour change) program for men who use violence or are controlling in their relationships.

We focus on how men can take responsibility to change their behaviour and decision making without using violence, and how they can use this knowledge to make positive changes for healthy and safe relationships.

We assist men to acknowledge and recognise their own behaviour and to change verbal, financial and psychological abuse, stalking and other behaviours that instil fear.

Over the 16 week program we cover topics including what domestic and family violence is; its impacts; values; beliefs and responsibility. We help people work out how to change their behaviour and how to maintain change.

Women who are perpetrators of domestic and family violence can access individual counselling services but not group programs.


Who is eligible

Men 18 years+ from Logan and surrounds who:

  • think they have a problem with violence OR
  • are under Voluntary Intervention Orders (VIO) OR
  • are referred by community or government agencies.

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Act Now. Break the cycle.

Open Doors. Act Now, Break the Cycle, is an educational resource developed by Logan District Police. It seeks to educate the CALD community in areas of domestic and family violence through the use of an educational video that has been translated into eight predominant languages in the Logan community: English, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Kirundi, Mandarin, Tamil and Vietnamese.

Open Doors is supported by Access Community Services Ltd, Multilink Community Services Inc., Neighbourhood Watch Queensland and the Queensland Government.

 

View translated versions here

How to use our services

YFS understands it is hard to ring without knowing exactly what to ask for, that’s why we have one central door for all new people, called YFS Connect.

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