WWILD Disability Training Program – Victims of Crime
Victims of Crime Support Workers can provide support to people with an intellectual disability who have been a victim of crime, or to their family, workers or supporters.
This may involve:
- Talking to the person about options
- Explaining police and court processes
- Supporting the person to make their own choices/decisions
- Provide information to family/supporters to do the above.
- Assist them to find appropriate counsellors if needed.
- Support people to do some safety planning.
- Provide ongoing support throughout reporting to police and any court support needed
- Provide advocacy in legal and service systems to help with recovery.
- Providing information to family members/supporters on best way to support someone who has been a victim of crime and what they might expect.
- Assistance to make an application for financial assistance under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009.
Victims of crime individual support is available in the Brisbane North, Brisbane South and Logan, and the Moreton Bay region.
Information, advice and referral is available Queensland-wide.
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Please remember WWILD is not a crisis or after-hours service, if this is an emergency please contact 000 or the Queensland Police on 131444 or click on this link for other crisis and after hours services https://wwild.org.au/links/
If you are needing some help or want to make a referral for someone else
If you are looking for some support, please phone WWILD on 07- 32629877 during working hours to talk to us.
If you are helping someone else make a referral please phone WWILD preferably with the person or at least with their consent.
You can also ring to make an enquiry or to find out more about how we can help people or about other services as well.
Referrals can be made by anyone – the client, a family member, support worker or supporter. Any WWILD staff member can take a referral. Referrals are talked about at the weekly team meeting. The intake worker will contact the person to talk about what happens next.
WWILD does not accept referrals by email as we often need more detailed information for a proper referral. If you do send an email after hours, we will try to contact you however please follow-up with a phone call if you haven’t heard back from us.
Disability Royal Commission Project – Counselling and Case management support
WWILD is being subcontracted by Micah Projects, to offer counselling and case management support to people who want to talk about the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
WWILD can support people with an intellectual or learning disability or their supporters to:
- Tell their story to the Disability Royal Commission
- Help understand and protect their rights and understand how they can talk to people who work there
- Assist with counselling or get more ongoing community based support in supporting emotional well-being and recovery from trauma.
WWILD can provide support to people in Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay Region, Logan and Redlands.
WWILD can provide medium term counselling support to anyone with an intellectual or learning disability or their supporters, who are impacted by the Disability Royal Commission.
Counselling support allows people to:
- Discuss feelings and thoughts in a safe and confidential place
- Work through a problem or issue
- Make an informed choice about telling their story to the Disability Royal Commission
- Support people through the process of making a submission if they wish
- Find other supports they might need
WWILD can also provide medium term case management support to anyone with an intellectual or learning disability or their supporters who are impacted by the Disability Royal Commission.
Case management support can include:
- Talking to people about all of their options
- Talking about the different ways a person can make a submission and assisting with that, if they wish.
- Providing information and supporting people to access other services they might need
- Supporting people to improve their own physical and emotional safety
WWILD will be able to offer this support until the Royal Commission ends in June 2022.
Our Royal Commission Counsellor is Jen Barrkman
Our Royal Commission Case Managers are Kristin Rigby and Billie Stimpson.
Please contact WWILD on 07- 3262 9877 for more information or to make a referral, as its described in the above section.