inTouch has a long history facilitating recovery groups and are funded to deliver programs each year in the North, East and West regions of metropolitan Melbourne.
We do this in partnership with community agencies- bringing together the skills, experience and expertise of each agency to deliver predominantly inLanguage, inCulture programs to support women in recovery. Recent and current partners include cohealth Footscray, City of Yarra, Chinese Community Social Services Centre Inc.,Your Community Health, Whittlesea Community Connections and Anglicare among others. Programs operate during school terms. Programs will recommence in late 2023. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Role of Recovery Groups
To provide culturally appropriate therapeutic interventions to women from migrant and refugee backgrounds who have experienced family violence, predominantly working in-language and in-culture.
The focus of the groups is to be responsive to the needs of particular local areas and have a primary therapeutic aim of recovery from experiences of family violence.
inTouch and partners recognise that by working in collaboration, there can be a mutual sharing of expertise, skills and knowledge and this can be highly beneficial to group participants.
Ideally, this will be with women who have finished case management and are in the recovery part of their journey.
Aims of the Victim-Survivor Recovery Group Work
To provide therapeutic space, connection, healing and empowerment for victim-survivors
To foster a positive and safe environment, allowing women to build their confidence
To enhance understanding of the impact of family violence on women, children, families and communities.
To assist in the recovery process by exploring healthy relationships, communication skills, assertiveness, coping with conflict and developing social networks
To raise awareness of support systems and increase access to services.
Eligibility for Participation
Depends on individual risk assessment, preferably:
Post crisis stage
Ready to move on
Not residing with the perpetrator
Preference that there is an IVO in place, or no contact with the perpetrator if there is no IVO.