Parenting Programs
Don't gasp - parenting programs aren't that bad! Have you suggested that your ex attend a parenting program only to be met with a gasp and fury? It really isn’t that surprising when you think about it – how would you like it if someone told you that you needed to do a parenting program?...
Participating in Parenting Programs
This week we want to talk about Parenting Programs. I know that for some of you who have court orders you may have been ordered to participate in a parenting program of some description and there are lots of different types of parenting programs available.   So what we want to talk about toda...
Are they your child or your friend?
How would you describe your relationship with your child? Since separation you have found that your relationship with your children has become much closer. You may find that you are participating in many more activities as a family and thoroughly enjoying them, or simply just enjoying your movie nig...
Challenges while Raising Kids and Caring for Elderly Parents
Raising kids can be a tough job on its own, but when you add caring for your elderly parents to the equation, you find yourself in a situation that might seem impossible to manage. It can exhaust you, especially if you have a full-time job to combine with your family obligations. Here is some advice...
Communication Post-Divorce
Communication Post-Divorce Communicating with your ex-partner is not always the easiest thing in the world to do.  Often it depends on how you communicated during your relationship and what circumstances occurred for your relationship to finish.  For those that just fell out of ...
Legal Context of Social Work in Domestic Violence
Legal context of social work in domestic violence Domestic violence laws in Australia are complicated as each State and Territory have different laws, which can make it difficult to understand what protection orders mean in different parts of the country.  The Queensland Parliament updated the...
Technology Facilitated Abuse in Co-Parenting Communication
Technology facilitated abuse in co-parenting communication It is common for victims of domestic and family violence to be court ordered to co-parent with their ex-partner.  Just like separated families who have not experienced domestic or family violence, regular communication with your ex-partner ...
Separation with domestic violence
Separation with domestic violence If you are considering leaving a relationship that is dominated by domestic violence, there are many things for you to think about before you walk out that door.  Of course, if you are in physical danger, get out right now!  And please DON’T GO BACK!  Research ...
What Does Coercive Control Look Like?
What does coercive control look like? Coercive control is a tactic used by perpetrators of domestic and family violence that requires no physical contact with their victim.  They can use coercive control to isolate, stalk, harass and intimidate all through seemingly innocent means.  The aim of coe...
Co-parenting Communications and DV Relationships
Co-parenting Communications and DV Relationships Communicating about your children with your co-parent who is either your ex-spouse or significant other is never an easy thing to do.  Parents who do communicate successfully, keep their children as the focus of their communications and they respect...