Specific Programmes Providing Counselling & Support

  • A 24 hour crisis response for children, young people and women who have been recently sexually assaulted
  • Support through the police and medical processes following sexual assault
  • Individual assessment and counselling incorporating the use of a variety of mediums
  • Group counselling for children, young people and adults
  • Information and support for non-offending relatives, carers and supporters
  • A Family Support Worker for Indigenous families
  • Practical support and advocacy at the point of disclosure about sexual violence
  • A resource library and information about issues related to sexual violence
  • Collation of non-identifying data relating to sexual violence within the Bundaberg region




BumbleBees Therapeutic Preschool:

“BumbleBees” is based on the therapeutic pre-school developed at the Kempe Children’s Centre, Denver, Colorado, US. The pre-school is provided for children aged between three to six years who are at risk due to sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect or from living in an environment that is sexualised or violent. The pre-school operates for two half mornings a week providing a comprehensive assessment and referral programme for young children and families, and therapeutic interventions as required.

Fostering Healthy Futures Programme:

The fostering healthy futures programme aims to provide counselling and support for children and young people who are in out of home care placements because of physical and sexual violence, in order to increase protective factors and decrease risk factors in their lives. Counselling and educative workshops and groups will also be provided for Foster Carers to support them in providing therapeutic care to children and the young people.

Training and Professional Education:

Groups and workshops are available for individuals, groups, and organisations
For example:

  • Therapeutic care (for foster carers)
  • Vicarious Trauma workshops
  • Recognising and responding to children and young people who have been sexually abused
  • Recognising and responding to children with sexually problematic behaviours
  • Working with young people who are sexually abusive through the restorative justice conferencing with Youth Justice
  • Crisis interventions for adult women who have been recently sexually assaulted
  • Therapeutic interventions for adult women sexually abused in childhood
  • Community Education and Development (Let’s Prevent Abuse Puppet Show)
  • Phoenix House takes an active part in many community events, and co-ordinates Sexual Violence Awareness Month every October within the Bundaberg region.

Groups and workshops are available to the community, for example:

  • Protective Behaviour Workshops for parents and children
  • We Can Be Safe Protective Behaviour Lessons for children and parents who are eligible NDIS participants (cost involved)
  • Personal safety and developmental groups for women with an intellectual disability
  • Education, Support and counselling within Schools
  • The ‘Lets Prevent Abuse’ puppet show for primary school age children, and workshops for parents and teachers
  • ‘A ‘Safe Place’ at High schools for young people to talk about any issues related to sexual violence
  • Trauma workshops for professionals