THE PHOENIX HOUSE SPECTRUM OF PREVENTION OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Phoenix House is a Bundaberg based charitable community organisation committed to the provision of a "safe, supportive service which assists those members of our community who have been harmed, are at risk of harm, and/or are willing to address their own harmful behaviours, using a public health approach to the prevention of sexual violence"
Phoenix House uses a number of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies in its endeavours to eliminate sexual violence within society..
On Friday 20th June, 2014, the Attorney General visited Phoenix House to launch the Gwandala Training Project funded through Victim Assist Queensland and the Building Capacity Funding Program 2014-15. The Gwandala project is one of the outcomes from the Yarning Up! community development work completed in 2014 (see research/projects).
The Gwandala project will provide nationally accredited training for Queensland based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community workers to enable them to provide high quality, culturally appropriate support, and to improve access to services, for traumatised members of their communities where sexual and/or family violence has been experienced. The Gwandala project will be delivered in Bundaberg, Queensland, as a key response towards what has been identified as a critical gap by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.