Addressing youth sexual violence in Rockhampton

14 October 2019





Through our Sexual Abuse Counselling Service, we help children and young people who have suffered abuse understand that what happened wasn’t their fault. We work with them on ways that they can reclaim their physical and emotional space and confidence, and empower them to act protectively.

The Palaszczuk Government is investing more than $1.7 million over three years to make sure young people in Rockhampton affected by sexual violence and abuse can access support.

Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said funding had been awarded to Act for Kids, Women’s Health Information and Referral Service Central Qld and Darumbal Community Youth Service.

“These local service providers are well placed to help our young people look towards a brighter future,” Mr O’Rourke said.

Act for Kids Executive Director of Services Dr Katrina Lines said the organisation was thrilled to have been awarded $470,000 in funding for the Sexual Abuse and Early Intervention Youth Counselling Service.

“The funding will allow Act for Kids to provide evidence-based therapy and support to children and young people in the Rockhampton community who have suffered sexual abuse or exhibit sexually reactive behaviour,” she said.

To find out more about our therapy services, click here.