Family Violence Specialist


The Aboriginal Family Wellness Violence Prevention Workers job responsibility is to reduce the incidence and impact of family violence within our community, as well as build the capacity and strength of individuals and the community to prevent, respond and to recover from family violence. The AFWVPW is responsible for providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims of Family violence and/or sexual assault through case management. The AFWVPW strives to advocate to improve the health, well-being and safety of Aboriginal people, families and community through a holistic approach to trauma and healing informed care. Services include:


  • Advocacy
  • Court support
  • Safety planning
  • Referral pathways
  • Holistic case management
  • Initial Crisis Spport
  • Prevention Programs
  • Community Education 

Programs that our AFWVPW worker can provide can include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Shark Cage Training
    The program is a 5 step framework that is a way of preventing and understanding violence against women. It draws on a powerful metaphor and multiple psychological modalities for working in trauma informed ways to empower girls and women.  A program developed by Ursula Benstead.
  • Love Bites
  • Crisis Support Bags
  • Various other Yoorana Gunya programs.