South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about ‘Medical Information’

About mandatory reporting

For Students, Teachers, Workers

This booklet explains what mandatory reporting is and who is mandated, how to report and who should to notify and what happens next.

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Beyond sexual abuse: Enhancing GPs' responses

For Workers

The booklet aims to enhance GP's responses to adult survivors of child sexual abuse. It covers myths and realities of sexual assault, assessing your patient, long term effects of sexual assault, continuing care and useful tips.

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Breastfeeding after child sexual abuse

For Female Survivors

The importance of breastfeeding to child and mother's health is well documented. 1 This information is for those women who have experienced sexual abuse and have decided they would like to breastfeed. Women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse may face challenges with breastfeeding.

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Child & adolescent sexuality

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

Some and probably all children are capable of what appear to be sexual responses even in earliest years. Most infants probably explore and fondle their own genitals, but not in a goal directed way. As a child grows, masturbation to orgasm becomes more and more likely.

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Dental issues: A guide to positive dental experiences

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Why is your oral health important?Reflects and influences general health & well being
Reduce chances of pain & discomfort associated with oral health problems
Oral health problems can lead to:
difficulties with eating & speaking &
embarrassment over teeth condition

To avoid onset of diseases: cavities, tooth decay & gum disease....

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Dental issues: Bridging the gap - research report

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers

This research study explores the experiences of adult female and male victim/survivors of sexual assault when accessing and receiving dental treatment and the awareness of dental professionals around the prevalence of sexual assault and the impact that sexual assault can have on victim/survivors dental experiences.

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Dental issues: Information for dental professionals

For Workers

This information series was produced by Allison Payet as part of 'Bridging The Gap: The Impact Of Sexual Assault on Oral Health & Dental Experiences' (2007) The information in this booklet will assist you to recognise the possible indicators of sexual assault in a dental setting and support the patient...

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Dental issues: Information 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.

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Dental issues: Trauma informed dental care

For Workers

This series of videos is for dentists. Dr Sharonne Zaks discusses different elements of working with survivors of sexual assault. Part 1 examines the scope of the issue of sexual assault and why survivors avoid the dentist.

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Dental issues: Visiting the dentist

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

Adult survivors of sexual assault often have difficulties with oral care and visiting the dentist. This video series explores common issues and what can be done to make dental visits easier.

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Doctor/patient complaints

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

There is a wide range of behavior that amounts to sexually unprofessional conduct between a doctor and patient. This booklet outlines the boundaries and what to do when things go wrong.

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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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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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How to respond to a young person who is self harming

For Family & Friends, Teachers, Workers

It is important to understand that self harming is different from a suicide attempt. People who self harm hurt themselves to cope, to gain relief or gain control, they usually do not want to die. A common misconception is that people who self-harm do it for attention.

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Information for victims of rape

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers, Young People

This article is designed to give those of you who have been or currently are the victims of sexual assault (together with the friends, family and perhaps school counsellors who are supporting you) information which should be of use to you.

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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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Pregnancy following rape

For Female Survivors, Young People

A number of SECASA'S clients are mothers of children following rape or are children born following the rape of their birth mother. SECASA offers support for women who have become pregnant following child sexual assault or adult rape.

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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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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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What are eating disorders?

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

This booklet covers eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia as well as the effects and treatments for eating disorders.

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