If you are hesitant about the program, we all were! It is not that you have nothing to lose; you have everything to gain-it’s a rewarding time that benefits not only you, but your family and friends. It is a life time changing time that you control if you chose to do so.
Steve - Beaconsfield
Do it! Initially I thought I was in the wrong place, that there was nothing I could learn from this type of forum-some discussion, some issues seemed not to be relevant. But! Some other components are very worthwhile.
Believe in yourself! It takes guts to admit you have a problem.
Darryl - Pakenham
He has changed in so many ways – mainly he is respectful towards me and I feel safe with him. I have noticed that he listens to me more, lets me explain how I’m feeling instead of just listening to his.
He manages his anger. He talks to me about his feelings, which helps him to stay level headed.
His eyes have begun to open and the defences that blocked communication are crumbling.
Pia - Burwood
He has stopped making everything all about him. He is a better husband because he is more aware of when he starts his abuse and stops very quickly.
I have noticed that Brian is able to control his temper a lot more, he is a lot more patient, and a much happier person to be around. He also listens to myself and the kids a lot more.
Natalie - Mt Eliza
Deals with situations more rationally.
Leanne - Port Melbourne
The course is definately worth doing. It has helped with our relationship ad helped to make us bother happier people.
I believe for every woman who finds herself in my situation, which seems never ending, would appreciate their partner doing this course. Baby steps but hopefully with time it will happen.
Kylie - Wonthaggi
The work that he does is brilliant and the way he is tackling the systemic toxic masculinity is vital work. In a primary setting we are not immune from it and see these power imbalance type behaviours being reinforced by dads and ignored or brushed over by mums.
The UTAS Student Living Team would like to thank you both for your recent Let’s Change the Story two-day professional development. This learning experience was invaluable in leading the Student Living Support Officers to develop self-awareness and understanding of attitudes that contribute to domestic violence.