South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about ‘Rape’

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. MYTH - Men have no control when they are sexually aroused.

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Date rape

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

This information sheet is for people aged 16 and over
In Australia an estimated 16% of women have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15 by someone they know compared to 5% of women who, since the age of 15, have experienced sexual violence by a stranger. 5.

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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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For friends

For Family & Friends, Students, Young People

Information for people whose friends have been sexually assaulted.

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Men and rape

For Male Survivors, Students

This section is written for men. Most other material is female focused because most victims of rape are women, but rape can and does happen to men too. Society appears to condone many forms of sexually inappropriate behaviour.

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One Step at a Time DVD

For Female Survivors, Students

One Step At A Time portrays a day in the life of Jane, a counsellor/advocate, as she works with women attending a sexual assault centre and juggles her home life. The stories for this half hour drama are drawn from interviews with clients and counsellors from the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA).

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Rape: The crime we ask for

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Students

For too many years Australians have enjoyed the illusion that we inhabit one of the safest countries in the Western world. We're lucky, we tell tourists from the gang-ridden, sometimes riot-torn streets of London, New York and Los Angeles, we don't worry about walking the streets of our major cities at night.

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Sexual assault at venues – For customers

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

What is a Centre Against Sexual Assault?A Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) provides support, advice and counselling for victims of sexual assault, their friends, partners, parents and anyone else who has been touched by the issue of sexual assault and feels that they need support.

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Sexual assault at venues – For staff

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

General principlesPatrons and staff have the right to be treated with respect. Patrons and staff have the right to information about sexual assault.

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Sexual assault of older people

For Family & Friends, Students, Workers

Information about the sexual assault of older women and men.

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Sexual assault, the law, your rights

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

This booklet is for anyone wants to know more about the legal rights of someone who has been sexually assaulted. It has information about: getting support, reporting the assault to the police, intervention orders, going to court, compensation and financial assistance, where to get help. Download a copy

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Someone you know has been raped

For Family & Friends, Students

Think of HER FIRST. LISTEN to her. Help her to work out what SHE WANTS. RESPECT her feelings. TRUST what she tells you is true. DO NOT PRESSURE HER into doing anything she does not want to do.

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The psychological adjustment of the rape victim

For Students, Workers

To date, there has been little well controlled research on the psychological adjustment of the victim. Most sexual assault clinics have been concerned with providing support and treatment to the victim rather than systematic evaluation. Professionals have been reluctant to subject rape victims to intrusive evaluation procedures

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Understanding trauma

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

PTSD, or posttraumatic stress disorder, is a set of reactions that can occur after someone has been through a traumatic event.  This video by Phoenix Australia explains the symptoms and what you can do.

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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.

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What happens if I report to police?

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Students

This collection of information covers reporting rape, the charges and committal hearing and what will happen in court.

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