MensLine will be able to advise you about any appropriate programs for young men who are using violence.
The Social Workers Toolbox offers activities, guides, booklets and more to use in your work with families.
For young people
Another closet (2014), Domestic & Family Violence and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer People (LGBTIQ). Available at: http://www.anothercloset.com.au/
BeyondBlue: The Check-in app is an app for anyone who wants to check in with a friend but is concerned about saying the wrong thing or making the situation worse. Youth BeyondBlue offers help with youth depression and anxiety issues.
Headspace offers confidential and free online and telephone support 24 hours a day.
Kids Helpline offers help for kids, teens and young people.
Legal Aid Queensland provides a wide range of useful information on sexting and sharing photos.
ReachOut provides support for young people to help them better cope with their lives. Some key articles include:
The Line provides information about healthy relationships.
What's OK at home? offers tools, frequently asked questions and true stories for young people living with domestic violence. It is designed and updated by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria.
Youth say no This is a youth-focused website for young people, teachers and those supporting young people experiencing domestic and family violence and dating violence (note that services and contact numbers are for Western Australian services).
Young & eSafe This site provides practical advice by young people for young people about their online safety (provided by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner).
ReachOut Parents This site offers advice for parents of young people about mental health issues and positive relationships.
DV Connect offers help for women and men with domestic violence issues.
The Line offers information and videos for parents to share with their teens to help talk about healthy personal and sexual relationships.
All in the Mind: Growing up digitally This is a podcast discussing safe digital spaces for young people. It also includes a list of links for parents to help create a safe online space for kids.
Eddie Gallagher’s web pages provide information on violence to parents.
eSafety iParent This is a collection of educational resources from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner for parents about children’s and young people’s online activity and safety.
Health direct offers a ‘5-minute read’ on teenage aggression and arguments and how to deal with them.
Huffpost provides information about teenagers and social media in an article. There is a discussion about the risks and gives advice about how to talk to a teenager about it including videos.
Talking about Respect This is a collection of checklists and conversation guides to help carers and parents talk about the gendered nature of violence and disrespect.
Equality Wheel For Teens This wheel has been specifically designed to support conversations with teenagers about healthy relationships. It outlines the key domains of a healthy relationship and examples. This is great to use in conjunction with the Power and Control Wheel.
The WESNET Safety Net This collection from the Women’s Services Network has a range of fact and tip sheets on digital safety. It also includes safety planning resources and booklets for people who have experienced online harassment and abuse.
Raising Children Network This information covers a range of young people’s relationship and sexual experiences. It includes information on sexual experimentation, same-sex couples and sex and disability. It is designed to help parents and carers talk about relationships and sex in a confident and accepting way with their children.
True: relationships and reproductive health This site provide downloadable information for parents and carers.
Common Sense Media offers useful advice for parents, educators and advocates on topics such as:
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