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VACCA provides culturally safe family violence programs for youth and adults

Our programs range from individual and family holistic therapeutic services to individual case management for persons experiencing family violence and persons using family violence.

These resources are designed to raise awareness and support sector professionals and individuals to improve their understanding of family violence in the Aboriginal community. 


Download our pdf resources at the buttons below, or scroll down to read more about about campaigns and watch our videos.

Family Violence Fact Sheet

Family Violence Impact Model

Elder Abuse

Tech Abuse & eSafety

Our #SafeKoorieFamilies campaign was developed to promote conversations in Community about everyday examples of family violence. 

Family violence exists in many different forms – it may be physical, emotional, sexual, cultural, psychological or economic abuse. While family violence disproportionately affects Aboriginal families, it is important to understand that family violence is not part of indigenous culture. 

Use these videos and downloadable resources to start conversations in classrooms, group sessions, and community forums about the effect violence has on children, young people and families.

Introduction from Muriel Bamblett, VACCA CEO:



More resources and information

#SafeKoorieFamilies - Facilitators Quick Guide

#SafeKoorieFamilies - Cards for Young People

To understand more about family violence in Indigenous communities and how to adapt a holistic healing approach, read the Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families 10 year plan

The #itswhatyoudontsee campaign was launched in 2018 to raise awareness about family violence and its impact on Aboriginal children. 

These four short videos focus on one Aboriginal family and tell the story of family violence and its effect on relationships, both inside and outside the home. The stories were written by Aboriginal script writers and feature Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander actors who themselves have lived the impacts of family violence.

The impact of family violence on children and young people are complex. It can affect their behaviour, their development, their relationships, their emotions, their learning, their thoughts and their physical health. Experiencing violence in childhood also significantly increases the risk of being both a victim and a perpetrator of violence in adulthood.

In the below video, VACCA CEO Muriel Bamblett and Therapeutic practitioners Sue-Anne Hunter and Graham Gee reflect on the four videos, the family’s experience of family violence and the interventions that are working for Aboriginal families.

More information

To understand more about family violence in Indigenous communities and how to adapt a holistic healing approach, read the Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families 10 year plan

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.