Project Solid Ground is a short-term intervention program run by Canberra Police Community Youth Club, designed to support young people (in the Canberra region) who have experiences of family, domestic violence and/or sexual violence.
Solid Ground utilises group program environments, mentoring, strengths-based case work, and personcentred practices.
Solid Ground engages participants in learning and support that aims to achieve: - A change in unhealthy attitudes of gender-based biases, - Informed changes in relationship attitudes and beliefs, - Increased emotional awareness and management, - An understanding of safe and respectful relationships, - Stronger connections to community, - Increased safe living conditions, and - A long-term reduction in family, domestic, and sexual violence (FDSV).
The service seeks to work holistically with the young person and family to create a safe and supportive environment. Case work is offered to families of those young people engaging in the program.
The Program Solid Ground is a 10-week program that runs in line with the ACT school terms, with 2 programs running each term.
Attendance is one day per week for one term. During the program days, participants engage in learning sessions and adventure-based activity sessions. Transport options are available.
In the learning sessions, participants engage with:
NAPCAN's Love Bites program
CPCYC's anger management content
Adventure-based activities may include:
Bush walks and hikes
Outdoor recreation and BBQ's
Referrals are welcome for young people of any gender aged 11-18 in the Canberra Region who are affected by family, domestic, and sexual violence. Families must consent to the referral.
Enquires can be via email to the Team Leader Jessica Cristallo at email@example.com or via phone 02 6296 7822.