Be the solution
Domestic violence destroys families, tears communities apart, causes profound life-long trauma, and costs the life of at least one Australian woman every week. Despite millions of dollars of funding each year, the majority of community responses amount to moving the problem around, as abusers go from one terrorising relationship to the next.
This national epidemic won't get better by magic, but only when we address the real cause of domestic violence - The abusers.
If change was going to come through shame campaigns or talk-fests, it would have done so by now. Real change will only come about when we engage abusers respectfully with the tools they need to transform their lives and relationships.
You may not realise that Australia's DV epidemic is so out of control that it cannot now be left to a handful of domestic violence experts. It's critically important for community groups, churches and the not-for-profit sector to find innovative ways to step up and take leadership in the area of early prevention.
The Circuit Breaker course has been designed to fill this gap in the secondary prevention space. It's about creating an opportunity for those who are passionate about bringing change in their community, but don't know how to go about it.
Circuit Breaker is a ten week group-based course which has been developed over 15 years of clinical practice and group therapy with abusers. It is designed for delivery by non-experts, with plain English work manuals and an engaging video package. Best of all, abusers continue to report that this course actually scratches where they are itching, and delivers new tools which really work for them.
Are you ready to be the solution?
What our participants say...
"I got more out of the first 30 mins of Circuit Breaker than out of the ten offender programs I had to do in jail."
(John - a former prisoner of 13 years)
"If I hadn't done this course, I actually don't know where I'd be right now."
(Simon - Gold Coast)
"... life-changing, eye-opening, family-growing and marriage enriching..."(Rachael - Springwood)
"I've started a few anger-management programs and offender programs, but usually end up going once and then throwing the book in the bin. With this course, I had to keep turning up, because each week it was talking about me!"
(Ray - an inmate of Borallon Correctional Centre)