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Women’s Health and Family Services’ programs develop resources to assist individuals and service providers in areas identified as requiring greater support.

Note: Some documents are only available as hardcopies and must be ordered through WHFS. For more information please contact us on (08) 6330 5400.

Manuals and Resource Kits

  • Trauma-Informed Treatment Guide for Working with Women with Alcohol and Other Drug Issues

    Ali Marsh, Tania Towers and Stephanie O’Toole [2011]

    The manual is for service providers working with women experiencing AOD and mental health issues. The manual covers a wide range of topics ranging from assessment and screening to case formulation to the neurobiology of trauma. The manual takes a very practical approach with a “Tip Sheet” at the end of each chapter and a number of useful appendices, including: Information sheets for clients on a range of topics; Information for workers to consider when confronting a number of issues such as domestic violence and creating a safety plan with a woman; and Assessment tools.

    Whether service providers are working with women in a gender specific service or program or seeing women as part of a mainstream service, the manual will be a helpful resource.

    Purchasing a Copy of the Guide

    NEW- The 3rd edition (2017) of the Guide is now available, the cost is $50 (+ $20 postage) or it can be collected from us at 227 Newcastle Street, Northbridge.

    We are also currently selling the 2nd edition (2012) at a discounted rate of $30 (+ $20 postage) or it can be collected from us at 227 Newcastle Street, Northbridge.

    The Trauma Informed Treatment guide may be ordered here: www.trybooking.com/QYNM

    Supplementary Training

    Training based on the Trauma Informed Treatment Guide is available. For more information please call Fiona Reid on (08) 6330 5400.

  • Ethnicity Data Collection Tool

    Dr. Anne Aly and Gavin Currie [2011]

    Equal service is not about giving people the same service, it is about them receiving a comparable service and, as far as possible, equal outcomes; By recording ethnicity data, we can ensure that we provide an appropriate and accessible service for the whole of the community.

    The Ethnicity Questionnaire was developed:

    • To discuss the ways in which data collection informs your service delivery.
    • To build awareness and appreciation of the need to collect ethnic group data.
    • To identify the most useful data for your service delivery.
    • To identify issues with ethnicity data collection
    • To inform the development of an ethnic data collection tool that will be most useful and easy to use.

    Click here to download the Data Collection Tool: Ethnicity Data Collection Tool


  • Eating Disorder Resources Directory

    The Eating Disorder Resources Directory contains a listing of services that are provided by private health professionals, community organisations and government departments in the Perth metropolitan area that either specialise, or have an interest in working to support people with eating disorders.

    For more information on the Eating Disorder Resources Directory

    Visit the Eating Disorder Resources Directory Page


  • Nurturing families: One year pilot outcomes for a modified Parent Child Assistance Program in Australia

    Report Summary: Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) exposure during pregnancy is linked to serious adverse child outcomes, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) supports women with problematic AOD use, who are pregnant or have young children, and are not effectively engaging with services. PCAP has been shown to reduce alcohol exposed pregnancies, promote AOD abstinence, increase employment and family planning and improve child outcomes. This manuscript reports the first pilot evaluation of the PCAP program delivered in Australia.

  • The Making of Good Men and Women

    Report Summary: Responding to Youth Violence in the Home and its harmful impacts on families and communities in Western Australia.Youth Violence in the Home is the nexus between the devastating impact of Family and Domestic Violence upon children and young people and the generational cycle of Family and Domestic Violence, crime and anti-social behavior.

    The Making of Good Men and Women working group, hosted by Womens Health and Family Services, is working towards reducing Youth Violence in the Home and its harmful impacts on families and communities in Western Australia. This report highlights the need for a comprehensive and effective, cross sector responses to mitigate Youth Violence in the Home and its harmful impacts on families and communities in Western Australia.

    The group calls on the Government to take a bipartisan approach to addressing Youth Violence in the Home, to support the recommendations made in the report and turn the tide on family and domestic violence.

    To discuss the report further please contact the Rural in Reach program by phone on (08) 6330 5400.

    Click here to download a copy of the report:
    Making of Good Men and Women report

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