Incarceration affects too many of our families. We support people caught in the cycle of recidivism with programs designed to empower, equip and encourage them to take the steps they need to make a change.
SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a peer lead group program assisting individuals with problematic/addictive behaviours, including drug and alcohol dependency, smoking, gambling food shopping, internet and more. Guided by trained peers and professionals, participants come to help themselves and each other using a variety of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.
A post-release peer support mentoring program aimed at building resilience and assisting offenders to reconnect with family and community and obtain meaningful employment. This program is aimed reducing the recidivism rate through coming along side individuals upon release from prison and working with them to break down the barriers or difficulties they may be facing. One on one peer support mentoring is provided for between 12 to 18 months. Participation in other Breakaway programs is also encouraged.
Pathways to work
This program is aimed at empowering Aboriginal people who are affected by alcohol and other drugs, incarceration or other social issues to avoid relapse, improve family relationships, become more connected with community and identify pathways to work. Another outcome will be to empower business minded participants to consider setting up their own enterprise, or alternatively complete the ECU Uni Prep course for entry into a university degree program.
A Cert II in Leadership is offered with modules including:
- Organise and complete daily work activities
- Undertake self development
- Promote a socially diverse environment
- Develop leadership skills
- contribute to a team project
- Communicate effectively
- Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous Culture
- Carry out natural area restoration
Projects that will be undertaken in this course will be creating a cultural precinct project on the Marlak (bush) block at the Djidi Djidi Aboriginal Primary School and also introduction to Construction.
Moorditjabiny Bilya | Pre Release
The pre-release component of a recovery program aimed at building resilience and assisting offenders to reconnect with family and community and obtain meaningful employment. Participation reduces the risk of recidivism through empowering men with a range of tools and strategies they can use in their day to day lives pre and post release
The pre-release program has been developed by Bilya Moorditjabiny Training Services and is a 35 hr life skills training program that includes weekly yarning sessions on leadership, personal empowerment and support systems, family connections & engagement, communication, budgeting skills, employment skills & expectations and identity & culture
Mental Health Resilience Workshop
2 full day workshops aimed at building the capacity of community members and service providers, being directly or indirectly affected by mental health issues.
Objectives of workshop are as follows:
- Explore the mental health healing journey
- Provide participants with an understanding of mental health resilience and how it can help them and others
- Enhance participants understanding of how cultural factors can improve mental health
- Develop participants understanding of how cultural factors can improve mental health
- Develop participant’s skills in applying mental health strategies that build resilience
- Expand participant’s range of interpersonal, verbal and communication strategies that can de-escalate the development of potential mental health crises
Increase participant’s awareness of the impact of alcohol and other drugs on mental health
Health & Healing Workshed
Breakaway, in partnership with other Bunbury Geographe Aboriginal Corporations, has fitted out a workshed on a property in Glen Iris that is available for community activities.
Circle of Security
This 8-week series focuses on supporting and strengthening parent-child relationships and teaches new ways to understand and respond to your children’s behaviour.
AOD recovery mentoring service
One on one peer support mentoring provided to community members who are in recovery or working to overcome their dependency with addiction or trying to break the cycle of incarceration. Mentoring is with trained Peer Support Mentors upon request