MEN’S SUPPORT PROGRAM
Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation is committed to working in a person centred approach to recovery and harm minimisation that emphasises health and wellness as a goal and promotes social emotional spiritual and physical health through enabling protective factors such as connection to land. Included in this approach to community wellbeing is reciprocal maintenance: Taking care of each other, taking care of the community and taking care of the environment.
To provide personal support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men affected by alcohol and violence, including men who are perpetrators of domestic violence, to improve the safety and wellbeing of their families and communities; and increase their individual sense of healing and personal wellbeing.
3. SERVICE DESCRIPTION
The Service will address, resolve and/or build resilience to the underlying causal factors which lead them to consume alcohol (and other substances) and behave in ways which negatively aff ect their individual health and wellbeing and that of their families and community; and that these men will change their harmful and/or abusive behaviour.
4. TARGET GROUP
Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander men aged 16 years and older, identified as being affected by alcohol and violence, including as perpetrators of domestic and family violence in relationships as defined under the Domestic Violence Act 2012.
5. OUTPUT DESCRIPTION
Activities that promote personal and social development and a sense of be longing in the community e.g. structured classes or group activities on various aspects of personal development.
6. OUTPUT ACTIVITIES
Community/Community Centre based Development and Support
- General Service availability information, advice and referral
- Individual advocacy
- Needs assessment and management of case/service plans
- Mutual support and self help
- Social and personal development
- Recreation, leisure (diversionary activities)
- Living skills development
- Community education
- Cultural group development