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For children and families

Gallang Place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation - provides free counselling, advocacy and support for family conflict and violence, grief, loss and trauma, drug and alcohol problems whilst respecting the rights, culture, history and community of the client they are supporting. They deliver services to Ipswich, Beaudesert, Logan, Brisbane, North Stradbroke Island, Deception Bay, Caboolture, Toowoomba and Bribie Island.

Murrigunyah Family & Cultural Healing Centre — a free, community based (Logan city and surrounding areas) sexual assault support service established and controlled by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who work from a holistic and cultural perspective supporting the social, emotional and spiritual interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and families.

North Queensland Domestic Violence Resource Centre provides a variety of programs to support those who have suffered from the effects of domestic and family violence.

The Queensland Government provides a list of counselling, support and advice services including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific services in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service  — assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living within Queensland who are victims of domestic violence, family violence and/or sexual assault by delivering culturally appropriate free legal support and community education services.

The Life of Tree — Domestic violence storybook for children — ‘The Life of Tree’ is a fictional story that takes children on a metaphorical journey about the difficult times in life like watching family violence. Incorporating metaphorical narratives with traditional cultural imagery from Arnhemland, this 47 page picture book invites Aboriginal children into a safe place to express what is too hard to say, celebrate their strengths and receive the help they need to heal. Here, you can see three double page spreads from the story or watch this short video of Christine sharing the story with her young son in Yolŋu matha. The book can be purchased through the Metaphorically Speaking online shop.

For practitioners

Creative Spirits — Domestic and Family Violence — Information for professionals on working with Aboriginal communities where there is family violence.

Kinship Module from The University of Sydney — The Kinship online learning module aims to give you a deeper understanding of the richly complex Kinship system by learning about the components of Moiety, Totem, Skin Names, language and traditional affiliations and individual identity. Use this online learning to get a better understanding of how Aboriginal communities work.

1800 Respect's Support for Workers and Professional — 1800 Respect has information for professionals working with domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as a series of free webinars for professional developments.

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