South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about ‘Counselling’

101 Phrases of praise

For Family & Friends, Teachers, Workers

A page filled with positive phrases and words.

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Beliefs to be reinforced

For Workers

It's neither possible or desirable to prescribe which counselling approach is best suited to your provision of support to victims of sexual assault.

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Children and trauma

For Family & Friends, Teachers, Workers, Young People

Children may experience psychological reactions to a traumatic incident. They react to frightening events in many different ways and there is no typical or “normal” reaction. Younger children in particular may find it very hard to understand what has happened to them, their parents or siblings.

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Common questions about child abuse and counselling

For Family & Friends, Students

A booklet about counselling and why it is important for child survivors of sexual assault.

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Counselling for partners

For Family & Friends

The importance of counselling for partners in a relationship with someone who is dealing with the effects of childhood sexual abuse cannot be emphasized enough.

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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.

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Counselling service

SECASA offers a free counselling service for people in the South Eastern region of Melbourne, Victoria. How can counselling help?The experience of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse or family violence can have far reaching effects on a person’s life, sense of identity and wellbeing.

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Dealing with CSA at the point of Disclosure

For Family & Friends, Teachers, Workers

The disclosure of sexual assault is a potentially traumatic event for the child and her or his caregivers. Workers often find it difficult to intervene appropriately at this point.

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Family violence services

What is family violenceFamily or domestic violence is any behaviour that causes physical, sexual or emotional damage, or causes you to live in fear.

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Getting the most from counselling

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Young People

When you are on a healing journey, it will be more beneficial if you and your traveling companion (your counsellor) have a good working relationship. Remember, it's your journey not theirs.

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Groups at SECASA

Adult women survivors groupA support group for adult women survivors of childhood sexual assault. Have you had some counselling and would now like to meet other women who might be facing similar issues as yourself?

Adult male survivors groupA support group for male survivors of sexual assault.

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Helping the child victim of sexual assault

For Family & Friends, Teachers

A fact sheet about how to help a child victim of sexual assault.

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How children cope with the pain of sexual assault

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Teachers, Workers

Simplistically stated, to survive a child has to develop psychological defense mechanisms. These defense mechanisms help them survive during the abuse, and in maintaining a balance between feeling and expressing stored pain and continuing to function in daily life.

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Information for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders

This information covers what is sexaul assault, what is a CASA, the effects of sexual assault and what CASA's can offer to Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander survivors or sexual assault.

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Interactive online peer support and counselling options

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers

A resource sheet with links to online support options in Australia and overseas.

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Making rights reality for Sexual Assault victims with a disability

What is Making Rights Reality?Making Rights Reality is a program at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA) that provides extra help to adults and children with a disability who have experienced sexual assault or family violence.

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Making Rights Reality resources

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Teachers, Workers

Making Rights Reality is a program at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA) that provides extra help to adults and children with a disability who have experienced sexual assault or family violence.

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My journey to seeking help

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

At the time that I decided I needed help I had hit a rock bottom. This is my story about how I changed that.

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Online peer support and counselling options for victim/survivors of sexual assault

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

In 2011 Michi Forgan and Avrille Burrows, RMIT final year Social Work students, researched and produced information sheets about online oprtions for both peer support and counselling of victim/survivors of sexual assault.  

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PTSD - About

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers, Young People

What is Post traumatic stress disorder, what causes it, what are the symptoms of it and how to diagnose and work with PTSD.

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