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Dear Men, Close your eyes

14-Jul-2019 Men's Health, behavioural change. 140 views.

I often remind the teenage boys and the men I work with, this message, when we discuss jealousy and the need to control others.

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Behavioural Change

10-Jul-2019 anger, behavioural change, Domestic Violence, Men's Health. 123 views.

Violent behaviour does not suddenly stop.  Commonly, while there are promises that things will change, what often happens is the opposite.  Abuse tends to reoccur and even escalate.  You may have heard of behavioural change, but perhaps you don't really know what it is or have some pre conceived ideas that aren't quite true.  Let's look at behavioural change in depth and why it is the best option for the change of successful changing bad behaviour.

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Expectation VS Reality

15-Jun-2019 anger management, Domestic Violence, behavioural change, Masculinity, Men's Health, Relationships. 187 views.

There is a famous quote ‘Expectations are premeditated resentments’. Are our expectations ever met? If a person pins all of their hopes and dreams on an expectation, they are likely to end up disappointed. When a person doesn’t behave the way you expect them to, the disappointment leads to resentment. There is no one harder on a person, than they are on themselves.

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Emotional Abuse

24-May-2019 anger, anger management, Domestic Violence, behavioural change. 409 views.

When people think of domestic violence, they often attribute the behaviour to physical acts of violence.  It is important to understand that abuse is not just exclusive or limited to physical behaviour.  Emotional abuse is a typical and common component of family violence that is often dismissed because it is not a physical act, yet is just as damaging to the victim.

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Debunking myths surrounding family violence

10-May-2019 anger, anger management, triggers, behavioural change, Domestic Violence, general. 618 views.

There are a lot of myths surrounding family violences, with many 'excuses' wrongly labelled as a cause. Let's look at some of the common myths surrounding family violence.

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The Drum ABC News

05-Apr-2019 anger, anger management, behavioural change, Domestic Violence, Masculinity, Media, Men's Health. 322 views.

On The Drum which aired on Tuesday April 2nd, The panel discusses expectations of men, men's mental health, and physical violence.

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Digital Self Harm

25-Mar-2019 402 views.

Self harm can be a range of things from psychological to physical abuse. While it is something we mostly associate with physical acts such as a person cutting, there is a very new worrying trend becoming more common with adolescent teens - in particular males. Digital Self Harm.

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A night with Parkdale Primary School Dads

02-Mar-2019 389 views.

Dave joined the Parkdale Primary School Dads for a screening of Call Me Dad

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Pornography and relationships

17-Feb-2019 general, Relationships. 389 views.

For a lot of people, pornography is a form of entertainment.  It is sometimes encouraged as a healthy stimulant to a relationship and to enhance intimacy within a couple.  What is not often talked about however, is the effect that pornography can have on relationships and a person’s mental health.

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Help Javen get to Cambodia

13-Feb-2019 general, Media, Teenagers. 270 views.

Let’s all get together and help support this young man who is working towards helping others in need. Follow the link in the article and hear his request. Help Javen get to Cambodia

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Cardinia Communities Safety-T-Net

11-Feb-2019 Teenagers, Programs for Schools, Apps and Resources, general, Parenting. 220 views.

We highly recommend Cardinia Safe-T-Net as a great resource to assist Children and families by offering advice and information of who they can talk to when they are feeling unsafe.

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'Traditional masculinity' and mental health: Experts call for gendered approach to treatment

05-Feb-2019 general, anger, anger management, behavioural change, Media. 341 views.

'Traditional masculinity' and mental health: Experts call for gendered approach to treatment by ABC NEWS

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