Articles about “Prevention”

Date/acquaintance rape

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Young People

"Date rape" happens when someone you know forces or manipulates you into having sex with them when you haven't given consent. It can happen between partners, on dates, with friends, friends of friends or just acquaintances. Over 80% of offenders are known to the victim.

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Dealing with Danger: Staying safer with online technology

For Family & Friends, Teachers, Workers, Young People

The Dealing with Danger card game is designed to assist discussion with those who have a cognitive impairment about what to do when faced with common online situations.

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Department of Human Services: Specialist practice resources

The Specialist Practice Resources are a valuable tool for practitioners, but do not replace the Child Protection Practice Manual, which is a step-by-step operational tool to help with day-to-day procedures. They have been designed as a useful guide to help practitioners deal with the particularly sensitive issues and situations when...

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Face values: Making sense of violent relationships

For Young People

Face values aims to allow young people to get a better understanding of what makes some people abuse others. It looks at the attitudes and values in society which lead to sexual, emotional and physical violation.

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Feeling safer

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Young People

If you are a survivor of sexual or physical assault you might experience fear and anxiety around issues of safety. This is a normal and appropriate response to what has happened to you. Talking about these fears and worries with your counsellor, friends and family will help you deal with...

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Female circumcision/Female genital mutilation

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors

Information about the practice known as female circumcision.

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Going too far: Creating non-violent relationships

For Young People

This booklet gives young people the chance to look at what happens when people have destructive relationships, and to show you that you can decide to have relationships without having to dominate or be victimised. There are exercises and stories included which are intended to challenge the way you think...

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Has your drink been spiked

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Young People

This pamphlet has been developed by the CASAs and Victoria Police to provide information about the options for help and support available to anyone who believes she/he may have been the victim of a sexual assault as a result of drink spiking.

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Managing internet usage on a Mac

For Family & Friends

First thing you’ll need is to make sure you have at least two separate accounts; an administrator (admin) account and the non-admin parental controlled account. Set up of a new account can be done through the ‘System Preferences’ menu.

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Managing internet usage on a PC

For Family & Friends

The parental control system is automatically available on your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC. It isn’t available on previous versions of windows and therefore older operating systems will require the download of a separate program to add parental controls.

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My body belongs to me

For Young People

If you're being abused, this magazine will help you to stop it. If you're not, by reading this information, you'll be looking after yourself for the future. And you'll be helping other young people.

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Online dating

For Young People

In the age of the internet many people choose to use online dating services and on-line chat rooms to hook up. It can be a fun way of meeting new people and of gradually finding out if they are someone you would like to meet in the real world.

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Planning for your safety

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Young People

If you are a victim of family violence your safety is a priority. Developing a safety plan is important if you are in relationship with someone who uses violent or controlling behaviours toward you; or if you are preparing to leave that relationship; or when you have left and are...

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Preventing child abuse

For Family & Friends, Students, Teachers

This information aims to increase awareness of this social problem and strengthen both adults and children by providing information about child sex offenders and offering ractical ideas and exercises for adults to enhance the protection of children.

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Respect me. Don't sext me

For Family & Friends, Teachers, Workers, Young People

The "Respect me. Don't sext me" sexting education pack is designed for Australian schools to deliver to 11 - 14 year olds.  The pack is available on these pages as downloads or available to order.

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Respect, Protect, Connect an overview

For Teachers, Workers

A report about the Respect, Protect, Connect Program, an injury-prevention focused workshop based in secondary schools in the South East Region of Melbourne. Peer education principles are utilised in single-sex workshops with year 7-10 students.

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Safer partying

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Students, Teachers, Workers, Young People

Drink spiking Drink spiking occurs when somebody puts a substance, usually alcohol, into another persons drink without their knowledge. Other substances may also be used such as ecstasy, rohypnol, gamma hydroxy butyrate (GHB), ketamine, sleeping pills and antihistamines. These substances can be tasteless, colourless and odourless, making them difficult to detect.

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Schools Program - Feeling Safe Together

For Teachers

The Feeling Safe Together program draws upon locally and internationally recognised safety and preventative strategies, with an emphasis upon building communication, confidence and awareness of issues surrounding sexual abuse.

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Schools Program - Respect Protect Connect

For Teachers

Respect, protect, connect - promoting healthy relationships and anti-violence strategies to young people.

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Sex in the new millenium: information about sex for teenage boys

For Young People

Sex and relationships are fun, exciting and full of risks. An information brochure for young people.

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