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For Families

Organisations:

Lifeline – 24 hour crisis counselling – 13 11 14

Kids Helpline – 24 hour counselling support - 1800 55 1800

MensLine Australia – 24 hour counselling support - 1300 789 978

Domestic Violence Line – 24 hour counselling support - 1800 656 463

Sane Helpline –  9am to 5pm counselling support - 1800 18 SANE – http://www.sane.org/

Family Relationships Advice Line – 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday –  1800 050 321

The Line – Relationships advice line for young people – 1800 MY LINE

 

Websites:

Family Law Courts Website – http://www.familylawcourts.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/FLC/Home

Family Relationships Online Websitehttp://www.familyrelationships.gov.au

 

Publications that could be useful for children:

Our Families Changed: Activity Book (5-7 year olds) – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/cs4174/cs4174-1102en.pdf

Family Separation: A Guide for Teens – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/cs1333/cs1333-0710en.pdf

Kids’ World: A Kids Guide to Changing Familieshttp://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/publications/kids-world
 

Publications for parents:

Because it’s for the kids: Building a secure parenting base after separation- McIntosh, J. (2005) http://www.familyrelationships.gov.au/BrochuresandPublications/Documents/because_its_for_the_kids.pdf

Share the Care: Collaborative Parenting Apart - http://www.relationships.org.au/relationship-advice/publications/pdfs/share-the-care-parenting-plan

What about the Children?http://www.relationships.org.au/relationship-advice/publications/pdfs/what-about-the-children.pdf

Me and My Changing Family: Moving Forward -http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/cs1264/cs1264-0607en.pdf

Me and My Kids: Parenting from a Distance – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/cs1115/cs1115-0606en.pdf

Me, My Kids and My Ex: Forming a Workable Relationship for the Benefit of Your Children – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/cs1229/cs1229-0606en.pdf

Separated Parents and Tough Times -http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/cs1275/cs1275-1011en.pdf

What about Me: Taking Care of Yourself – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/cs1144/cs1144-0606en.pdf

Men and Separation – produced by Relationships Australia and Beyond Blue -
http://www.relationships.org.au/relationship-advice/publications/pdfs/copy_of_men_and_separation.pdf

Women and Separation: Managing New Horizons-http://www.relationships.org.au/relationship-advice/publications/pdfs/women-and-separation-pdf

Safe from Violence: A Guide for Women Following Separation – http://www.relationships.org.au/relationship-advice/publications/pdfs/safefromviolence.pdf

Men and Separation – produced by Relationships Australia and Beyond Blue – http://www.relationships.org.au/relationship-advice/publications/pdfs/copy_of_men_and_separation.pdf

Women and Separation: Managing New Horizons –  http://www.relationships.org.au/relationship-advice/publications/pdfs/women-and-separation-pdf

Safe from Violence: A Guide for Women Following Separation – http://www.relationships.org.au/relationship-advice/publications/pdfs/safefromviolence.pdf

Financials and Child Support

Me and My Money: Practical Money Ideas (after separation) – http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/cs1143/cs1143-0606en.pdf

Parent’s Guide to Child Supporthttp://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/cs4110/cs4110-1011en.pdf

Child Support Worksheet -http://www.humanservices.gov.au/spw/customer/publications/resources/cs4057/cs4057-0805en.pdf

Family Law Courts Information about Property and Money Matters – http://www.familylawcourts.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/FLC/Home/Property+and+Money+Matters

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