As part of the KWY holistic response to supporting family’s and communities KWY provides several opportunities for Men to engage with a culturally safe space to discuss many of the social issues that may, from time to time, impact families and communities. These services are provided across our sites in Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Berri and Adelaide. KWY men’s services include the following.
This co-designed program is built to support Aboriginal dads to engage more effectively with their children, family, community and themselves. Our Aboriginal way of working with dads will show how they have always been nurturers and teachers. Sharing cultural knowledge, growing strong, healthy children and being a part of a community is who we have always been.
KWY provides support around Trauma and social-emotional well being for clients that may have or are facing difficulties in the life and wish to move forward. These services are strictly confidential and are delivered on a one to one basis.
A behaviour change program for Aboriginal men, the Accountability, Responsibility to Change (A.R.C.) program works through a holistic family intervention response model to Aboriginal family violence. A.R.C works to support the safety of women and children by working closely with the specialist homelessness and domestic violence services and the KWY Women program. This program works to a narrative framework and uses yarning principles to support the client to change.
The Strengthening A Family Environment “SAFE” program aims to assist Aboriginal men who are currently experiencing difficulties around fathering. The aim of “SAFE” is to provide increased opportunities for men that may be experiencing or at risk of homelessness, drug or alcohol addiction, family violence, and more.
Complex Case management
KWY can also provide support for clients that require case management around many different issues. These include issues such as housing, Drug and alcohol support, mental health, grief and loss counselling and support.
Feedback from past participants:
“We got to talk about things with other
participants and see where they’re coming from in their journeys; how they deal with their stuff.” – Anon. participant, 2016.
“It was good; to me, it was an eye-opener and made me think a bit about myself” – Anon. participant, 2016.
“Informative; getting better at understanding
myself and my thoughts.”Anon. participant, 2016