South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about “Disability”

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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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 (SECASA) that gives extra help to adults who have been sexually assaulted and who have an intellectual disability or Acquired Brain Injury, or use aids to communicate.

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Minorities and rape

For Workers

Women from minority and indigenous communities are often targeted for rape and other forms of sexual violence specifically because of their ethnic, religious, disabled or indigenous identity.  This information addresses sexual violence against some of these groups.

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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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When sex is not OK

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Young People

This video and booklet are produced for young or intellectually disabled people and defines sexual assault and, if it has occurred, details what kind of help is available. It also briefly discusses possible reactions to sexual assault.

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Working with clients with a cognitive impairment who have been sexually assaulted?

For Students, Workers

SECASA is currently implementing the Making Rights Reality Pilot Project for clients with a cognitive impairment or communication difficulties.In 2012 Sophie Gilmore and Natalie Titmus, Social Work students from Monash University, took a placement at SECASA.  The students' project arose out of the need for counsellor/advocates at SECASA to have...

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Working with intellectual disability clients

For Workers

This kit will prove to be invaluable for those working with victims/survivors of sexual assault with an intellectual disability plus teaching centres delivering courses focussing on disability issues.

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