Behaviour Change Programmes
The program design builds on itself well and provides a fluid model of practice that can be useful, practical, and user friendly as well as being purposeful and impacting.
– Relationships Australia Queensland Family Violence –
Having quality programme materials to work with enhances facilitator’s on the ground work in behaviour change. Our approach is grounded in evidence-based practice around three key ideas of risk, need, and responsivity. All of us know the tragic outcomes when things go wrong. Our commitment is to provide well thought out, doable and targeted programmes to reduce risk to either others or self.
Why is this important to us
Our work in this space is based upon ensuring whatever we do in the room walks out the door into behaviour change back in the workplace. Skill rehearsal and application are a core aspect of any of our workshops/e-learning course otherwise there is a risk of training scrap/waste.
HMA has had a long association with various Corrective Services, Youth Justice Services and community stopping violence service throughout New Zealand and Australia. Our experience base is built out of the development and design of stopping violence programmes, sex offender interventions and change programmes for adults and young people within justice environments. Of particular note we are particularly interested in programme design, training and implementation issues and how these contribute to learning transfer which aids desistance to further offending.
Our track record
HMA has successfully managed and/or contributed to a number of pieces of work for the organisations within New Zealand and Australia including:
- Design of the four 100-hour criminogenic programme for New Zealand Department of Corrections (Violence Prevention, Making Our Drivers Safe, Alcohol & Drug, Mixed Program to Reduce Re-offending)
- Design and delivery of the Structured Individual Program (an individually based programme designed to operate where there are significant responsivity barriers)
- Design of Sentence Planning/Sentence Management Training for CPS design and delivery of CPS Service Manager training modules on “What is IOM?”, “Sentence Planning/Sentence Management” and “Supervision Training”
- Design of induction training programme (skills focused) for new CPPS staff
- Programme design and facilitator training for ‘Safe at Home’ project, Department of Justice, Tasmania
- Development of a 100 hour Maori Treatment Programme (MTP) for Public Prison Service
- Development of training materials and the training programme for the New Zealand Department for Courts Restorative Justice National Pilot
- Design six three-day training modules for residential social workers for the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS)
- Design of a three-level modular intervention programme for Child, Youth and Family Services youth justice residences. This included social skills, remand and reducing re-offending modules. Forty-two pieces of program work were developed
- Design of a 28 session family violence intervention for the Department of Corrective Services, New South Wales
- Design of a twenty session AOD program for South Australia Department of Corrective Services
- Curriculum design during 2005 for the Probation Officer Curriculum (Working with group participants; Assessment skills; Bi-cultural practice; Sentence management, and Advanced sentence management skills).
- Development of Making Choices Program for Queensland Department of Corrections (36 training weeks)
- Development and delivery of advanced training modules in Family Work (3 days), Motivational Techniques (3 days) and Development of Motivational Interviewing two-day curriculum package for POS CPS
- Assisting in the redevelopment of the 135 hour Medium Intensity Program that replaces the 100-hour Criminogenic Program
- Design and development of the new blended learning based Probation Officer Curriculum. This is a six month curriculum for probation and parole staff utilising a blended learning solution
- Design and delivery of a three year project (2010 – 2012) New Zealand Integrated Practice Framework workshops as part of the Change Program
- Delivery of a criminogenic programme for high-risk youth group participants (current) as part of the National Initiative Youth Justice initiative
- On-going training contract with Corrective Services in Western Australia for 4 weeks facilitator training each year
- Involved in training case formulation, group work facilitation, working with high-risk group participants, working with female group participants and family violence training across a range of states within Australia
- Design of an in-house stopping violence program for Tasmanian Department of Corrections
- Consultation on the indigenous family violence program for Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia
- Design of eight intervention programs for Victoria Corrections: See Change for Men Program (55 hours), See Change for Women Program (55 hours), Talking Change Program (12 hours), U-turn Program (50 hours), Inside Out program (90 hours), Making Choices for Men (100 hours), Making Choices for Women (105 hours), ChangeAbout (65 hour family violence intervention)
- Development of 36 session family violence program for New Zealand Corrections for use by community sector agencies
- Implemented family violence program into Relationships Australia Queensland (Cairns, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Springhill venues).