South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about “Rape”

Abuse of Older Women

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Workers

The following information is and excerpt from the a 2006 article by the Australian Institute of Family Studies entitled 'Elder Abuse' and the sexual assault of older women'. It has been reproduced with permission of the author.

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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. That will depend on an interaction of the needs, concerns and assumptions of your client and on your personal counselling style, skill base and the range of...

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Breaking the last taboo: sexual abuse by female perpetrators

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers

This article examines the controversies surrounding the issue of female sexual abuse and the struggles which we have in confronting this abuse. An explanation of sexual abuse by women within feminist understanding is proposed.

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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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Date rape

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

This information sheet is for people aged 16 and overIn 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.

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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. Feelings of un-deservedness, low self-esteem and self-worth, poor parental modelling and instruction of good dental care, and denial of dental health care needs are the primary issues that underscore...

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For foster carers

For Family & Friends, Workers

What to do if your foster child discloses sexual abuse

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Going to court

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

In Victoria, all criminal cases against adults begin in the Magistrates’ Court. Most criminal cases against people aged over 10 and under 18 at the time of the offence are dealt with by the Children’s Court.  The following pages contain information for victim/survivors about these courts.

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Information for sex workers

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers

"The Power book" is for sex workers. It's about sexual assault in the context of sex work in Victoria. This booklet encourages you to take action. The action may be as small as passing this booklet on to another sex worker or as large as standing up as a witness...

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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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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 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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Pastoral report

For Female Survivors, Workers

This is the Pastoral Report to the Churches on Sexual Violence Against Women and Children of the Church Community. This report has been written in response to the growing number of unnamed women and children from the churches and the wider community who are gathering the courage to come forwards...

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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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Rape myths

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

There are a number of commonly held myths about sexual assault. Unfortunately these are prevalent in all areas of society, from the victims/survivors themselves through to the police and the judiciary. It is important to explode these myths and set out the real facts.

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Recent sexual assault

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Workers, Young People

If you think you have been recently sexually assaulted and you are in the State of Victoria, Australia you can contact the Victorian Sexual Assault Crisis Line (SACL) on 1800 806 292 or the Victorian Police on 000, both of which are 24 hour services.

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Sexual assault at venues – For customers

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

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

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 of older people

For Family & Friends, Students, Workers

Information about the sexual assault of older women and men.

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