Current Group Information – 20/8/2020
WWILD Women’s Group
WWILD supports an ongoing Women’s Group in Wooloowin, which meets once a week.
The goal of this group is to provide a safe space for women who have experienced violence or abuse to meet new people, practice social skills, learn and teach new skills and knowledge, improve self-esteem, and have opportunities for success and being valued.
The group members make decisions on what they want to do, but generally there is a cooking group, a craft group, a pamper group and a discussion group once per month. We also attend and contribute to special events such as Reclaim the Night.
The womens group has been affected by Covid-19 restrictions, but will be starting up again on Wednesday 26th August. The group is only open to current members only due to space restrictions. If you would like to refer someone to WWILD womens group please contact WWILD on 07-32629877 and talk to our Intake worker.
Domestic and Family Violence group for women with intellectual disabilities – starting soon!
WWILD is holding a group for women with intellectual or learning disabilities, who have had domestic and family violence in their past.
The group will talk about
- What is Domestic violence?
- Different types of domestic and family violence
- Signs of domestic violence
- Why do they do it?
- Good relationships and how they look.
How Long does it go for: 9 Weeks
When: Mondays 10am – 12pm from the 31st August – 2nd Novermber
Where: WWILD, 211 Hudson Road, Wooloowin
Call Hannah or Victoria at WWILD for more information.
Phone: (07) 3262 9877
You and Me Group
WWILD periodically runs time-limited relationship and sex education groups in collaboration with community organizations. These groups run for 10-12 weeks, and are focused on building understanding and skills in relationships, which help in preventing sexual assault. These groups run at the pace and needs of the individual group members.
Unfortunately due to limited capacity we only run a few of these groups a year, but we encourage organizations to get in touch if they are interested in running one of these groups. We also have developed a You and Me facilitator training workshop and accompanying manual. if anyone is interested in learning more about his please get in touch with WWILD.
We prioritize organizations that are willing to play an active role in supporting their staff and clients’ families to improve their understanding and knowledge around supporting people with intellectual disabilities to have fulfilling, safe relationships.
We do plan to run one later in 2020 (depending on to covid-19 restrictions) so please ring WWILD on 07-32629877 if you or you know anyone who would be interested.
LISTEN UP! WORKSHOPS – 2020 & 2021
WWILD is seeking women who have an intellectual disability for workshops across Queensland. These two day workshops will focus on safety and rights within relationships and organisations, information about violence and skills to access safety. Participants will be asked to share their ideas regarding what makes safe, accessible services for people who have disability. This feedback will be used to create resources to be distributed to services/community. We would like to talk to each participant prior to the workshops for a pre-group interview. In addition to the workshops this year, we are hoping to meet with participants again next year to finalise resources (dates to be confirmed). These workshops are not suitable for women currently experiencing domestic violence or in crisis.
If you are interested:
Do you have an intellectual disability?
Are you a woman aged 18 and over?
Would you like to know more about relationships, domestic violence and sexual violence?
Do you want to share your ideas?
If you said yes to these questions, we want you to come along to our workshops!
When & Where? Pick the one closest to you!
Brisbane: 1st & 2nd of October at WWILD
Gold Coast: 13th & 14th October at Centre Against Sexual Violence
Sunshine Coast: 21st & 22nd October at Laurel Place
Ipswich: 26th & 27th November at Domestic Violence Action Centre
Toowoomba: 11th & 12th November at Multicultural Australia
Rockhampton: 4th & 5th November at Centacare
What will we talk about?
- What is a safe relationship
- What’s fair in relationships (your relationship rights)
- What you can do if your rights aren’t being listened to
- What you think services could do better to help people who have a disability.
We will use these ideas to make resources (posters, booklets) to give services and agencies across Queensland. We will show you next year at the next workshop! You will be given a $50 gift card for your time.
Please call Jane or Kaitie on 3262 9877 to find out more.