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Family violence support services

Trauma services

Restoring Relationships in the Mallee

Mallee region

Restoring Relationships

Restoring Relationships is an early intervention service supporting families that include a young person using violence at home. In the Mallee we work in partnership with MASP.

We are funded by Family Safety Victoria and are part of the Take Two healing trauma service.

Who can access this service?

The program is free and available to families:

  • with young people aged 12 to 17 years who are using violence at home
  • living in Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura and Swan Hill local government areas.

The program will prioritise young people who:

  • live with a single female caregiver or parent
  • are living with younger children
  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless or involved with the youth justice system because of their use of family violence.

Program goals

Restoring Relationships uses a trauma-informed approach to support adolescents and their families to:

  • reduce the severity or completely stop the young person’s use of violence
  • build or repair the young person’s positive relationships with parents, siblings, other family, community and peers
  • improve safety and stability for all family members
  • improve emotional health and wellbeing for the young person
  • improve parenting capacity
  • reduce family stress, anxiety, guilt and shame.

What to expect

Families will receive assistance from both a case worker and a clinician. Sessions may be held in an office or at a school.

How to access services

Individuals and professionals can make a referral to Restoring Relationships in the Mallee via The Orange Door in Mildura or Swan Hill.

In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000).

Organisational referrals

Before making a referral to the program, professionals can contact the program to arrange a secondary consult.

Other support available

In the Mallee, Berry Street also provides:

  • Take Two - trauma-recovery service for children.