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Helping change violent and abusive behaviours

The Not Our Way program works across the Mid-West Gascoyne area to stop family and domestic violence offending for Aboriginal participants. The program covers a range of topics, including harmful attitudes and beliefs, managing mood states, relationship skills, substance use, as well as impacts on and empathy for the victim survivor. Not Our Way is based on cultural relevance and delivery is suited to the learning styles of Aboriginal participants and works with both men and women who use violence in their intimate relationships.

As participants complete the program, they celebrate by participating in a graduation ceremony where they commit to leave ‘no more violence by these hands’ and place handprints on a banner. The banner depicts a pregnant woman and an Aboriginal hunter with the caption ‘Love and Respect = Safe Families. These specific words were also selected by the participants of the Not Our Way participants.

Not Our Way is the regional version of our Connect and Respect program. This program is operated in partnership with Anglicare WA and is funded through the Department of Justice.

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If you wish to learn more about the Not Our Way program, submit an enquiry via the form below.

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