A men’s behaviour change program for low to medium risk family violence perpetrators.

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Who is this service for?

The Men Engaging New Strategies (MENS) Program is designed for men who have hurt or abused their partners or ex-partners and are ready to take responsibility for their behavior.

About the MENS Program

The program assists men to make changes in the way they respond and react to situations and challenges. It helps men to learn new ways of acting and behaving that are respectful and non-violent. One of the key principles of this program is that men are fully responsible for their actions.

The main aim of the program is to ensure that women and children are safe from harm and abuse. This program is specifically for men who are perpetrators of low to medium risk family violence.

What does the program involve?

All applicants for the program are screened for eligibility and suitability – this is to ensure that they fit with the program and are ready to take responsibility for personal change and growth.

Once accepted into the program, men will engage in a series of individual counselling sessions followed by a group program which runs for one night per week over ten (10) weeks. Further individual counselling is offered during and following the group program.

A final counselling session is run for the whole group and is held at the conclusion of the program. The program runs for 20-24 weeks in total. Participants are expected to commit to the total program.

Former and/or current partners are contacted and provided with information regarding the program. They can also provide feedback on the progress of their partner/ex-partner. They will be encouraged and supported to access services for women who have experienced family violence.

How do I book into the Program?

To book into this program or request more information call 1300 364 277 or email us at admin@reltas.com.au. Bookings need to be by the applicant themselves, and cannot be made on behalf of someone else.

Contact details will be taken in the first instance, and then a practitioner will phone the applicant back for a preliminary discussion. The process of assessing eligibility and suitability will then take place. Should an applicant not be selected for the program, they will be referred to an alternative service or program.

Fees

This is a free service.

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