Articles about “Disability”
1800 RESPECT accessibility
For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers, Young People
This 1800RESPECT Auslan video provides an overview of the website and information on how to access our sexual assault, domestic violence and family violence counselling and support.
Bush fires and trauma
For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Teachers, Workers, Young People
This page has resources for individuals affected by bush fires, for professionals working with people affected by bush fire and for those who want to donate or volunteer. There are also resources for helping animals and wildlife affected by bush fires.
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.
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.
Our Right to Safety - Video Guide for Women with Disabilities
For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers
The Safeguards Project aims to increase women with disabilities access to safe, useful and good practice information about their right to safety and respect that builds their confidence, knowledge and actions to identify and seek support if they experience violence and abuse.
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...
Violence against women and girls with disabilities
For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Students, Teachers, Workers, Young People
This video is produced by Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and is about violence and abuse against women and girls with disability.
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.
Working with clients with a cognitive impairment who have been sexually assaulted?
For Students, Workers
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 an overview of effective therapeutic approaches for working with clients with a cognitive impairment who have been sexually assaulted.
Working with victim/survivors with an intellectual disability
This kit was developed by Family Planning Victoria to assist those working with victim/survivors with an intellectual disability.