Articles about “Rape”
About sexual assault
For Female Survivors, Young People
This booklet explains what sexual assault is, why it happens and gives some facts about sexual assault.
Abuse of Older Women
For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Workers
The following information is and excerpt from the a 2006 article by the Australian Institute of Family Studies entitled 'Elder Abuse' and the sexual assault of older women'. It has been reproduced with permission of the author.
Beliefs to be reinforced
It's neither possible or desirable to prescribe which counselling approach is best suited to your provision of support to victims of sexual assault. That will depend on an interaction of the needs, concerns and assumptions of your client and on your personal counselling style, skill base and the range of...
Breaking the last taboo: sexual abuse by female perpetrators
For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers
This article examines the controversies surrounding the issue of female sexual abuse and the struggles which we have in confronting this abuse. An explanation of sexual abuse by women within feminist understanding is proposed.
Common beliefs about rape
For Female Survivors, Students
MYTH - Women and girls enjoy being raped.FACT - Rape is a degrading, humiliating and painful experience which no woman enjoys. Some rape victims go through years of trauma, nightmares and suicidal feelings. Nobody enjoys being raped.
Counselling information for women
For Female Survivors, Workers
This booklet has some basic information about counselling and your rights. It covers issues such as types of counselling, questions to ask the counsellor, common issues, confidentiality and complaints.
'Date rape' is an experience of which young women should be especially aware. Prevention of rape IS NOT the responsibility of women. Statistics show most women and children are sexually assaulted by a person who is known to them.
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.
Dental issues for survivors of sexual assault
For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Students, Workers, Young People
Sexual assault survivors are resistant to dental treatment for much of the same reasons that they have difficulty with health issues. Feelings of un-deservedness, low self-esteem and self-worth, poor parental modelling and instruction of good dental care, and denial of dental health care needs are the primary issues that underscore...
Feelings after sexual assault
For Female Survivors, Male Survivors
Each individual victim of sexual assault has their own personal and private experience. The way they respond to the assault is determined by a multitude of factors. However, just as there are common patterns of sexual assault, there are common responses to sexual assault.
For foster carers
For Family & Friends, Workers
What to do if your foster child discloses sexual abuse
For Family & Friends, Students, Young People
Information for people whose friends have been sexually assaulted.
For Family & Friends
As a Grandparent, there are many issues that must be faced when your child has sexually assaulted a grandchild.
For Family & Friends
A booklet for parents of children who have been sexually assaulted. It contains information on issues for non-offending parents.
For partners of female survivors
For Family & Friends
This handbook is written as a guide for all husbands, lovers, or partners of women who were sexually abused as children.
Getting back on track
For Family & Friends, Young People
It's important to understand that you may not be able to function at 100% capacity for a while following a major trauma like sexual assault. This fact sheets examines ways to take care of yourself.
Going to court
For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers, Young People
In Victoria, all criminal cases against adults begin in the Magistrates’ Court. Most criminal cases against people aged over 10 and under 18 at the time of the offence are dealt with by the Children’s Court. The following pages contain information for victim/survivors about these courts.
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...
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.
How family & friends can help
For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors
After a sexual assault, the victim needs to Get medical attention Know it wasn't their fault. Feel safe Take control of their life. Be believed. Things you can do to help Listen, don't judge - Try to simply understand their feelings.