No To Violence Male Family Violence Prevention Association has produced two books that can be very helpful for men who seek to take responsibility for their behaviour. While men won't be able to change just by reading a book, sometimes this can be a useful addition to attending a men's behaviour change program.
Please contact us for details of how to purchase the books below.
We also have brochures, posters and wallet cards that you can order for free. These can be used to provide information about our service to others, or to display in the waiting room area of a community-based agency or a health or human services organisation. Please contact us to order these materials.
Mirrors Windows & Doors
This book is for men who want to make changes in their lives and are looking for practical help. The book describes real experiences of men who have used violence, and their journeys towards taking responsibility and changing their behaviour. It features men's stories and information about many aspects of the behaviour change process. It is intended for any man who knows or thinks he might have used violent and controlling behaviour.
Mirrors, Windows and Doors is not intended to replace men’s behaviour change group work, but it can be a useful addition, especially for men waiting to start a group.
Several people helped to write this book - people who are mostly working with men who are trying to make some changes. They have a wealth of experience and share a common concern to help people whose behaviour is affecting their loved ones.
Mirrors Windows & Doors costs $16 including postage within Victoria (different postage applies to outside Victoria - contact us for details).
Journeys in Fatherhood
We are not born as great fathers, but, instead, it is a journey that takes many years of practice in finding out what's best for us and our children.
Journeys in Fatherhood is a collection of heartfelt and honest reflections on being a father: the highs and lows, the dangers, and the opportunities to be the best dad you can possibly be.
In this anthology many men describe their personal experiences of fatherhood. Some men have used violence in their relationships or have experienced the family court system, some have become stepfathers, and one man tells of the death of his child and what this has taught him about being a father. This book includes tips and practical tools, and invites you to consider different ways of being a parent.
Journeys in Fatherhood costs $27 including postage within Victoria (different postage applies to outside Victoria - contact us for details).