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..
The Bundaberg Therapeutic Preschool
On the 23rd December, 2014, Phoenix House was notified that federal funding (through the Department of Social Services) for the above programme would cease from the 28th February, 2015. The government’s change of policy direction requires programmes to be a “comprehensive service mix accessible to the entire community”.
The Bundaberg Therapeutic Preschool works with very young children and their families between the ages of three and five years (and beyond) who have been sexually abused, physically abused, or witnessed domestic violence, or who are risk of significant harm. It has achieved this since 2003 by providing an early intervention/prevention programme that is strengths based, flexible, yet integrated, and person centred whilst building community participation. The programme has published research which demonstrates its effectiveness, and is recognised by the Australian Government’s Institute of Family Studies as an Aboriginal promising practice.
If you would be willing to support us to ensure the continuation of this significant Bundaberg programme please contact Phoenix House.