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Kurbingui Youth Development Association (KYDA) Family violence project



The Family violence project, run by the Kurbingui Youth Development Association (KYDA), became a specialised project because of high client numbers and needs. This project is currently funded until June 2012. The project's goal is to create a community response to the problem of violence in the community in an effort to reduce the impact on all members of the community. Family and domestic violence has occurred in Indigenous communities as a result of many factors: substance abuse, the impact of colonisation, health issues, trauma and the resulting loss and grief, unemployment and lack of education and training.

The KYDA model of operation was to build and strengthen relationships with existing agencies and networks that provide support and counselling to individuals and families. They also link clients to other activities offered by KYDA in order to broaden social networks and provide healthy and positive participation opportunities. Intervention strategies include women's yarning circles, individual support and counselling, working with parents and individuals towards reunification with children who are in care as a result of family violence, anger and compassion courses, fax-back program and community awareness meetings.

Abstract adapted from the Kurbingui Youth Development Association


Kurbingui Youth Development Association
425 Zillimere Rd
Zilimere Qld 4034
PO Box 163
Zilimere Qld 4034
Ph: (07) 3865 1462
Fax: (07) 3265 3263


Last updated: 5 July 2013
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