South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about “Rape”

About sexual assault

For Female Survivors, Young People

This booklet explains what sexual assault is, why it happens and gives some facts about sexual assault.

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Date/acquaintance rape

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

"Date rape" happens when someone you know forces or manipulates you into having sex with them when you haven't given consent. It can happen between partners, on dates, with friends, friends of friends or just acquaintances. Over 80% of offenders are known to the victim.

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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 friends

For Family & Friends, Students, Young People

Information for people whose friends have been sexually assaulted.

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Getting back on track

For Family & Friends, Young People

It's important to understand that you may not be able to function at 100% capacity for a while following a major trauma like sexual assault. This fact sheets examines ways to take care of yourself.

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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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Going too far: Creating non-violent relationships

For Young People

This booklet gives young people the chance to look at what happens when people have destructive relationships, and to show you that you can decide to have relationships without having to dominate or be victimised. There are exercises and stories included which are intended to challenge the way you think...

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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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If you are sexually assaulted while overseas

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

Sexual assault can be traumatising and bewildering for the victim, particularly when travelling overseas. This leaflet attempts to assist the victim in dealing with the repercussions and explains how an Australian Consul can help.

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If your partner has recently been sexually assaulted

For Family & Friends, Young People

You most probably will want to do ‘the right thing’. This information sheet provides some guidance to help you support your partner in dealing with the impacts of sexual assault. You will also have your own feelings to cope with, but be aware that your reactions are important.

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Information for teenage boys

For Male Survivors, Young People

This information is designed to help teenage boys discuss their feelings and fears about having been sexually assaulted. It covers 'why me?', facts on rape and feelings boys might have.

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Information for teenage girls

For Female Survivors, Young People

This information is designed to help teenage girls discuss their feelings and fears about having been sexually assaulted. It covers 'why me?', facts on rape and feelings girls might have.

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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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Myths about male rape

For Male Survivors, Young People

There are many commonly accepted myths about male rape. These myths minimise the seriousness of the crime and the responsibility of the perpetrator. These myths also affect the way men feel about themselves when they have been assaulted and the way men are treated by other people.

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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.

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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 and victim blaming

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

Charlie Pickering takes on the issue of the victim-blaming, perpetrator-excusing attitudes to sexual violence.

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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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