Domestic violence and family violence often takes place ‘behind closed doors’. In the past it was seen very much as a ‘private family matter’ that society should not get involved with.

It can be difficult for those who are, or who have experienced violence to come forward because they may feel isolated, ashamed, confused or just too afraid to speak about their experiences. Sometimes they blame themselves for the violence because they have been told by their partner on many occasions, that they ‘provoked’ it.

April 2013 Newsletter

CRDVS Tablelands and Tablelands South

In addition to our Cairns Service, we now provide quality services in :

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Information and Referral
  • Adult Counselling
  • Child Counselling (Atherton service)
  • Assistance with Domestic Violence Protection Orders

to two locations in the Tablelands region.

You can find us at :

15 Beatrice Street, Atherton (with the Womens Centre Tablelands) or make an appointment to see us at one of our outreach offices in Mareeba or Kuranda. Please phone for an appointment on 1300 909 250.


Ravenshoe Community Centre, 3 Bolton Street, Ravenshoe. Please phone for an appointment on 1300 909 250.


We are running our very popular 3 Module DV Training again in August and October (see dates below).

Module 1 - Recognising and Responding to Domestic and Family Violence

Module 2a- The Effects of Domestic and Family Violence on Children and Young People

Module 2b - Responding to Victims of Domestic and Family Violence (Extending Practice)

Download Registration Form here

Download Calendar here

Any queries please contact Gill -



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