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Geelong: 03 5222 4318 Wimmera: 03 5381 1211 Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24 Hours): 1800 806 292 Safe Steps (24 Hours): 1800 015 188


We offer a range of groups to provide support, including:

Trauma-focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (TACT)

TACT is for women over the age of 18 years who have been impacted by sexual assault and/or family violence, and is designed to:

  • support the participant to develop a greater understanding of trauma
  • increase their emotional awareness; and
  • develop the use of practical tools to manage emotional regulation in their day-to-day living.

Participants have said that the program has assisted them to:

  • increase their levels of mindfulness and self-awareness.
  • develop an improved understanding of the impact of trauma
  • develop strategies to effectively manage their symptoms.

The TACT program is being offered in Geelong regularly throughout the year.


Connect is for mothers (or female carers) and their child/ren who have been affected by family violence. This program focuses on strengthening the mother-child relationship after family violence.

The group offers a space for children to talk about their feelings, to express themselves and to share their experiences and perspectives with their Mums.

The group supports women to understand the impact of the trauma of violence on themselves and their children and enhances their ability to ‘tune into’ their children and respond in meaningful ways.

Connect program

Children and Mothers in Mind (CMiM)

The program is available for women and their children, aged 4 years and younger who have been impacted by family violence. It seeks to support the attachment between the mother and child and empower women in their confidence and competence as parents following family violence.

CMiM program – one page flyer

Body and Mind

The ‘Body and Mind’ program assists with self-awareness, understanding of trauma and calming the body and mind.

This program offers seven sessions designed for women and men who have experienced sexual assault and women who have experienced family violence.

These regular sessions offer strategies that will assist with day to day living.


For further information on any of our groups please call our office on 03 5222 4318

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land we stand on. We are committed to working toward creating a community where all people indigenous and non-indigenous are safe, connected and empowered to live well. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre recognises the diverse needs of our community and we ensure our services are inclusive of all children, young people and their families including those who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ and persons living with disability. We work collaboratively with people and partner organisations who also support our diverse client group. Interpreter and translator services are available to all our clients upon request.

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