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It is key that families are kept engaged in the program.

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Some community-based organisations may have a worker available to do the case management follow-ups to monitor safety plans and check-in with the family. This person could be formally called a woman’s advocate or may have another title. Regardless of the name of this position, though, there is likely to be someone in your organisation who will take on this role, such as a case manager, caseworker, support worker etc. This person will look at the holistic picture of what is going on in the home for anything from potential homelessness to sourcing court support.

Our course author, David Burck, found the women’s advocate to be invaluable in his experiences:

“In my work with adolescents using violence, the women’s advocate was invaluable. She monitored safety, helped mothers source support for legal issues, domestic violence orders, supported mothers emotionally and reinforced topics covered in session.” David Burke

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