PROGRAMS OUTCOMES

“Reducing violence against women"

 

Participant before the program, was being repeatedly sexually assaulted by a family member. Having disclosed for the first time in a group session she had the support and courage to tell her mother and together they reported the crime to the police and the person was arrested. She is now safe and protected

 

“Communities are safe and free from violence”

 

Participant who was unemployed and disengaged from education experiencing physical abuse by a parent, sexually assaulted as a child and by an ex partner – returned to education, became a peer support person, an active volunteer in the community, found independent living, started her own photography business and fostering a child.

“Services meet the needs of women and their children”

 

Participant, experienced family violence throughout her childhood, including sexual assault, become homeless and despairing having been financially providing for her drug addicted parent and four younger siblings – during the program she received prenatal and housing support by the auspice agency of the program, became a successful business woman and mother of twins, living together with her partner.

“Increasing the voice of women in the community”

 

Participant, at risk of leaving education and survivor of family violence, family displaced for safety – never spoken in public before the program spoke to three service clubs, up to 50 members (mainly male attendees) about her positive experiences of the ROARHEART™ program and being a key speaker for a Family Violence Prevention Network project for the White Ribbon Day Event sharing her experience of surviving family violence and an advocate to reduce family violence and violence at school.

“Addresses the broader determinants of health”

 

A survivor of sexual assault (sex trafficking), suffered from depression, anxiety and other complex issues was unable to leave the house – who, after experiencing the program became a ROARHEART™ program peer support person, returned to education, became an active volunteer for her community, attended community activities, sought support from sexual assault services, and received 2 offers from local Universities where she is now studying and pursuing a career she’s passionate about.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

TRADITIONAL OWNERS

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

OUR AUTISTIC/NEURODIVERGENT CULTURE

​We acknowledge our LBGTIQ2KA+kin autistic/neurodivergent humans.

 

We use identity-first language, "I am autistic", opposed to "I'm a person with autism", reflecting Autism at the core of our identity, that Autism is a Spectrum, a part of neurodivergence and not a disorder. We radically embrace and celebrate neurodivergence.

 

Authoritarian and conforming learning and approaches such as ABA or Applied Behaviour Analysis, treatment or cures, ableism or functioning labels are harmful to both FAN and their child neurodivergent neurologies.

 

AFFILIATED DISCLAIMER

 

ROARHEART™ makes no recommendations nor has any opinions about or is responsible for the content or deficit language of neurodivergence on sites and links that are external to ROARHEART™. The language that describes neurodivergent neurologies and life experiences as disordered, defective or that to be "fixed, changed and cured" is offensive and harmful to FAN and their child.

It is strongly recommended that medical, psychiatric and other therapeutic advice or treatment can only be given by suitably trained and accredited professionals. ROARHEART™ is not a substitute either inferred or directly to replace any form of treatment participants are currently engaged in. We further suggest that prior to making any changes to current treatment participants discuss this with the practitioner that prescribed the treatment or at least get a second opinion from a suitably qualified and accredited clinician. We cannot do this we are not qualified.

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