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Domestic Violence and Anger Management Courses -
Queensland (partial update 28/4/2004)

 Still looking for anger management and domestic violence courses for men in Queensland? Maybe this information will
help……..

But first remember this is a work in progress. Some of these courses have already started but I have left the
information on to give you an idea what is entailed in a course.

If the course has begun contact the organization to see when the next course starts and remember you will probably
be able to speak one-on-one to a counselor at that organization regardless of whether the course has started.

I will try to keep this page up-to-date but essentially the onus is on you to make your own enquiries. This page is on the web as a service to Queensland men. As well, never having done any of these courses I cannot personally vouch for any of them...but I would be interested in your feedback after you do the course.

To help Queensland men please advise me if any information on this page is incorrect in any way or if you have information about a new course. send your information to me, Mike at mikven@powerup.com.au
 
 

BRISBANE
Kinnections ph 34354300
Run 3 courses a year at Woolloongabba and Wynnum
Cost is $100 a course – cost includes two sessions of pre-assessment.
Course runs for 10 to 12 weeks
Next course starts in Feb 2004 (COMMENCED) at both Wooloongabba and Wynnum. Following that the next one is Monday 24th May at Wooloongabba running for 12 weeks – as well the same course is running at Wynnum from Tues 25th May for 12 weeks. Counselors are Mark and June at Woolloongabba and Paul at Wynnum. Later this year (2004) there will be another course commencing October 4 at Wooloongabba and October 5 at Wynnum.

BRISBANE
Centacare at Fort Valley ph 32524371 are running an Anger Management course commencing 12/8/04 for 8 weeks.
The total cost will be $180. Prospective participants will be asked to attend an assessment interview at no cost.
Centacare also run a Men’s Family Violence Program. The next Family Violence program is on 10/5/04. The course
goes for 12 weeks and costs $20 a session. There will be another family violence program on September 27, 2004.
Again the course goes for 12 weeks and costs $20 a session. Centacare have an email address at
centacare@bne.catholic.net.au

BRISBANE –GOODNA
Mercy Family Services –the Peace Centre Branch (at 15 Church St, Goodna, 4300
(Postal: P.O. Box 168, Goodna, 4300) Phone: 3818 2622  Mobile:  0408 733 927   Fax:  3288 2044 email
lindapln@uunet.com.au)
  The service provides direct support to men and fathers of all cultures aged 18 and over who live in the area
between Inala and Ipswich. They especially try to assist men from migrant and refugee backgrounds. Linda is the
counselor here and will speak to males re DV and anger problems. She can also counsel them re a range of other
concerns. The cost is $15 per hour for Health Card holders. For others it is a dollar per hour for every thousand
they earn per year eg $30 per hour for someone earning $30,000. They add “Fees are negotiable” and that “nobody
will be refused counseling because they are unable to pay”.
The service also run a DAD’s group every Tues night between 6 and 8pm. Prospective participants need to talk to
Linda beforehand.

BRISBANE – MT GRAVATT
Mt Gravatt – the Salvation Army (5/46 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd Upper Mt Gravatt ph 33495046) runs about 2 courses
a year in Anger Management. The next one will be roughly in August. The cost of the course is $60 over a 6 week
period. They also do one-on-one counseling. The counselors are Eileen and Doug. Costs for the face-to-face
counseling are on a sliding scale according to income.

BRISBANE-INALA
This group for indigenous men is no longer operating but might run again in the future:-(An anger management
program only for Indigenous men is run by Margaret Warrington, psychologist, out of Inala Community Health. The
group meets every Monday morning. Contact Margaret on 32755411.)

BRISBANE -LOGAN
LoganYouth & Family Services (Logan City) Inc have a comprehensive list of courses available:-
DOMESTIC (Men’s) and FAMILY VIOLENCE SERVICE
(A)COURSES FOR PEOPLE PERPETRATING ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR
1. M.O.V.E. - Men Overcoming Violence for Equality
Behaviour Change Group Program for men who use abusive behaviour in spousal, intimate personal and family relationships

2. M.O.V.E. TOO
16 week post-MOVE intra personal & relational Group for men who have done MOVE
ABUSE IN CARE
Group Program for people who use abusive behaviour in informal care relationships
Includes elder abuse and abuse of people with a disability or impairment requiring care
People paid a carer’s pension
Excludes people cared for by organisations
Group will commence as numbers indicate need.

3. ABUSE IN GLBT RELATIONSHIPS
Group Program for people who use abusive behaviour in GLBT Relationships
Conducted through YFS Health Team
Group will commence as numbers indicate need.

4. WOMEN AND ANGER ISSUES
Group Program (6 weeks) for women who are abusive in
spousal, intimate personal, family relationships
acknowledges the differences and similarities between abusive behaviour used by women and men
Conducted by YFS at Logan Women’s Health

(B) COURSES FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR
(Victims of Family Violence)
People currently or previously experiencing abusive behaviour in intimate personal relationships family relationships
and informal care relationships
Partners of M.O.V.E. participants
(NB For Women and children experiencing Spousal Abuse continue to refer to WAVSS (3808 5566)

Contacts for Logan Youth and Family Services
Phone 3208 8199 Ext 6 Beth - bethm@yfs.org.au
(for people experiencing abusive behaviour) Doug- dougw@yfs.org.au

(for people using abusive behaviour)
Simon simond@yfs.org.au(Fax Back worker – linking police dv referrals to yfs)
ADDRESS 2-4 Rowan St (Cnr Kingston Rd) (Opposite Blockbuster Video near junction of Kingston and Wembley Rds)
WEB ADDRESS www.yfs.org.au

BRISBANE- SPRING HILL
Relationships Australia at Spring Hill have a “Alternatives to Aggression” course starting around July/August for 15
weeks. Contact them on 38312005. The course costs $15 for the pre-assessment session and $15 for each week of
the 15 week course. One-on-one counseling is available- the counselor currently available is Fiona Bosley.

BRISBANE – STRATHPINE
Mens Information and Support Association (MISA) (ph 38897312) run anger management programs on a regular basis.
MISA state they receive funding through the Federal Government’s Men and Relationships Initiative. The next course
they tell me will be in 2 to 3 weeks time (now 16/3/04). There is a cost associated – details are on their website.
The direct website for the anger management courses is HERE.
They also run free PPP courses for men as well as 1-0n-1 counseling for a range of problems. They are situated at
Unit 4B 481 Gympie Rd Strathpine. Their home page can be found HERE.
 

CAIRNS
The only DV/Anger Management courses that I can locate are run by Lifeline
Ph 07 4050 4955 (E-mail gm@lifelinecairns.org.au). The course is called “Control Aggression in the Home”. It is a 12
week programme which is run 3 times a year. The next course starts 18/5/04 and there will be another in
September. The cost of the course is $10 a week (ie $120 all up). It is possible to see an individual counselor for
0ne-on-one counselling –the fee is based on a sliding scale.

GOLD COAST
1. Relationships Australia at Mermaid Beach ph 55756122 offer one-on-one counseling.
2. Lifeline Broadbeach ph 55399922 have a course “Exploring Anger for Men” commencing 28/4/2003. The cost is
$80 or $40 concession.
3. The Gold Coast Domestic Violence Service (ph 55329000 or 55914222) has a Mandated Men’s Program which they
say is  “A response to men who use violence in the inter- personal relationships is a crucial element of the Domestic
Violence Integrated Response. The court mandated men’s domestic violence program is a collaborative project
between Community Correction Southport and DVS. The groups run for a period of 26 weeks.” But as far as I can
tell they run no other program for men.

IPSWICH/ BOOVAL
1. “Alternatives to Aggression” Course run by Relationships Australia (Ipswich office 3281 8677) The current course
started: 10/3/04 (COMMENCED) and runs every Wed for 12 weeks. The next course will probably be in the second
half of the year (ie after June 30) but no date has yet been set. However the cost will probably be $15 a night with
a prepaid assessment (cost of $15 to be paid beforehand)
Relationships Australia Ipswich also have one-on-one (anger management/domestic violence) counseling at a cost
determined by income (starts at $20).

2. Lifeline Ipswich ph 32818688 also have a men’s group (that covers anger management issues) that meet every 2nd
Thursday. Counselor for this program is Dean. They will also do one-on-one counseling.

LONGREACH
Info provided by Patricia King (see Mt Isa info). An organization called the ISD Project Team are running a program
on the 29th and 30th March called “Working with Men to promote non-violent relationships” (COMPLETED). The
contact for the service is Emily Harrison, Longreach Shire Council ph 48580058 or email on cdo@longreach.qld.gov.au

MACKAY
No courses or programs yet but individual counseling is available through Centacare on 49572533 or Relationships
Australia on 49574542.

MT ISA
The Domestic Violence Task Force are currently running programs in Mt Isa. Contact can be made through Patricia
King on 47439659 or itaas@micda.org.au  Programs will commence in April and Tricia will provide details (dates) etc to
us. They run a male perpertrator program (8 to 12 weeks) and will be running some anger management courses.

As well the Mount Isa Neighbourhood Centre, at 14A Hilary Street, Mount Isa conducts individual counselling sessions
for men who are perpetrators of domestic violence and who want to change their behaviour.  The Centre's contact
number is (07) 47434506. (Advice received 18/3/2004). They can also be contacted at families@bigpond.com

SUNSHINE COAST
SCOPE (auspiced by Centacare) run a Men’s Relationship program. The topics include:-Power and Control, Equality and
Respect, Physical Violence, Sexual Violence, Non-Physical Violence, Communication, Cycle of Abuse and Alcohol and
Violence. They have outreach workers who can provide support, counseling, information and referral throughout the
Sunshine Coast and Cooloola region and they run a Domestic and Family Violence Court Support program.  To contact:-
see details below or try Maroochydore 5479 5911.They have a direct website HERE and you can also contact by email on
scoperegdv@centacarebrisbane.net.au

COMING UP-LATEST NEWS from Scope’s website:-

 Men with relationship and domestic and family violence issues are introduced to the concept of respectful relationships. “MR” also teaches communications skills and an
 insight into values and perceptions that have lead to abusive behaviour, enabling the participants to make conscious choices in regards to abusive and changed behaviour.

                                                    The group will commence on
                                                         26th May 2004
                                                     17.00 Hrs - 20.00Hrs
                                                           Venue:
                                                 Noosa Community Health Service
                                                      Bottlebrush Avenue
                                               Noosa Junction (behind the Cinema)
                                   For further inquiries please contact Gary at SCOPE on Ph# 07 5479591

TOOWOOMBA
      Lifeline run a “Out-Rage” program for anger management…it’s a 10 week course from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on a
Monday night. The next course (COMMENCED) starts 29/3/04. They can be contacted on 46389208. They have a
website at http://www.marplifeline.org.au/  A list of their courses can be found HERE. They also have an anger
management program for young men age 14 to 17. You can also contact them at PO BOX 2119, Toowoomba
Queensland (Australia) Q4350 Email marplifeline@powerup.com.au

      Lifeline also run a Dad’s Talk (COMMENCED) group. The group is open to fathers who live with their kids and
those who may be separated and see their kids for weekends or holidays. The group will commence Thursday 18th
March 2004 and will be held on a weeknight between 5.30 and 7.30pm, for 12 weeks. A pre-course interview with a
facilitator is essential. Facilitators are Kathy Robinson & Peter Collins. There is no charge but a donation towards
refreshments is welcome.
      Lifeline through Gambling Help are also running a 8 week program for people experiencing problems relating to
gambling. (COMMENCED).The program will run from April 21 2004 to June 9 2004. It will be held on Wednesday
nights from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Also in Toowoomba- Face to face counseling can also be obtained through Relationships Australia in Toowoomba on ph
46381295.

TOWNSVILLE
Relationships Australia has a “Alternatives To Aggression” course for males and females.
Topics
* Identifying anger
* Early influences to our behaviour
* Healthy ways to express anger
Contact number: (07) 4771 3780
Where: Townsville
Starting Dates : (COMMENCED) Course 1-24/3/04 and 31/3/04 between 6pm and 8pm
Course 2 (COMMENCED)- 1/4/04 and 8/4/04 between 10am and 12 midday.
  Cost per Session Cost per Course is a Gold Coin
There are 2 sessions, with each session running for 2 hours.
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
Topic: Behaviour, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Discipline and guidance, Equality in Relationships, Fair Fighting,
Target Age: none
NEXT COURSES WILL BE SOMETIME IN JUNE 2004 (advice 28/4/2004)
They can also can do 1-on-1 counseling on a sliding scale.
 
 

Finally...good luck with getting help.....

Mike