South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about “Rape”

Sexual assault of older people: Information for carers and healthcare workers

For Family & Friends, Workers

Although rarely discussed openly, the sexual abuse of older people is an important concern. Research highlights the importance of protecting and supporting such a vulnerable group, both in residential care and in the community at large.

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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.

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SOPV staff

For Workers

In some circumstances, such as in a SOPV the less intrusive unwanted sexual behaviour may well be difficult to judge. If you feel uncomfortable it may be because you have been the subject of unwanted touching or attention or the opposite which is that you have not been the subject of wanted touching or attention.

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SOPV volunteers

For Male Survivors, Workers

In some circumstances, such as in a SOPV the less intrusive unwanted sexual behaviour may well be difficult to judge. If you feel uncomfortable it may be because you have been the subject of unwanted touching or attention or the opposite which is that you have not been the subject of wanted touching or attention.

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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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The role of a counsellor/advocate working at a CASA

For Workers

Centres vary across the State and work may involve sexual assault counselling with either adults or children; or with both adults and children, and/or with children with problem sexual behaviors and sexually harmful behaviours up to 18 years of age. Some CASAs are also funded to provide family violence counselling.

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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. If you are a survivor of rape or sexual assault and are experiencing these symptoms please...

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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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Working with men who have been sexually abused

For Workers

This video series draws on the practical knowledge and skills of professionals who have between 3 and 30 years of experience working with men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. They are part of an expanding series of online resources that Living Well are developing to support practitioners.

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You are not alone: A guide to sexual assault counselling for young people

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

You are Not Alone is a booklet written for young survivors of sexual assault. It covers a range of topics such as:

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