South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about “Rape”

How long will my recovery take?

For Male Survivors

A former SECASA counsellor, talks about how and why we start our journey of recovery. If you choose to see a counsellor, it does not mean having to tell them all the nitty gritty details of what happened.

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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 Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders

This information covers what is sexaul assault, what is a CASA, the effects of sexual assault and what CASA's can offer to Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander survivors or sexual assault.

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Information for customers of SOPV's

For Male Survivors

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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Information for men on rape

For Family & Friends, Male Survivors

Talking about sexual assault is never easy. Whether you are a man or a woman, sexual assault is a trauma. The trauma of sexual assault involves losing control of your own body and possibly fearing death or injury.

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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 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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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 for Sexual Assault victims with a disability

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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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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Margarita's story

Margarita is a 96yo woman who was sexually abused by the acting manager of the Seniors Rental Service she was living in. Margarita is the first older woman we know of in Australia who has been prepared (and had the support) to publicly share her story of sexual abuse as...

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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.

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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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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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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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Options for men regarding reporting to police

For Male Survivors

A SECASA worker talks about the options available to victims of sexual assault

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Options for women regarding reporting to police

For Female Survivors

A SECASA worker talks about the options available to victims of sexual assault

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