Abuse On Contact Program



  • (07) 3397 7287
  • talera@carinity.org.au
PO Box 122, Holland Park, QLD, 4121, Holland Park, QLD, 4121

Abuse on Contact is an Australian-first innovative training program aimed at frontline workers to identify the warning signs of domestic homicide particularly children.

The program was created in partnership with Carinity’s child trauma specialists Talera, Women’s Legal Service and the Domestic Violence Action Centre to stop children and their mothers being harmed or murdered by violent fathers. It was developed after a spate of highly publicised killings in 2013 and 2014.

Abuse on contact is the term used when adult and child victims of domestic violence are exposed to ongoing violence after separation as a result of the legal requirement to comply with family law orders, parenting plans or other agreements that can promote unsafe time between children and the perpetrator of violence.

The Program

The Abuse on Contact program is run in small groups and costs around $300 per delegate (minimum 25). Group discounts apply, and costs will vary based on location if travel is required. The course is designed for professionals including counsellors, support workers, academics, legal professionals, dispute resolution and contact centre staff.

The program covers how to identify abuse on contact, assessing the risks for adult victims and children, how to support children where there is abuse on contact, and how to use the law to increase the safety of victims.

The course has been designed to be extremely practical. 92% of participants felt the program increased their knowledge of domestic violence and the risk to children. All participants said it had increased their capacity to respond to abuse on contact and domestic violence. 

For more information please call 07 3397 7287 or email talera@carinity.org.au. Courses fill quickly and we often have a waitlist for cancellations.


Fantastic training, thank you! Extremely helpful and informative.”

“All really useful info – will particularly utilise some of the written info and hand-outs to provide to women.”

“Feeling more confident in relation to supporting women in family court and abuse on contact.”