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.


A group for women who've experienced domestic violence, who may or may not have children currently in their care.

Parenting Beyond Violence (PBV) explores the dynamics of domestic violence and the impact it may have on women and their children, focusing on how domestic violence influences parenting.

Next group commences 23rd October 2017. Groups run on Monday mornings for 6 weeks. An intake and assessment appointment is essential before commencing this group. To book or find our more information please contact Gill on 4033 6100 or email

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