South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about “Rape”

Partner rape

For Female Survivors

Women's Health Goulburn North East has created an educational film for health and legal professionals, for women affected by partner rape, for men's groups and for the community. It is based on the 2008 research report, Raped by a Partner.

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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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Practical help for men

For Male Survivors

Men are brought up and continue to believe that rape, or sexual assault does not happen to men. Men do not usually find it easy to talk about feelings and tend to feel shame if they lose control of a situation.

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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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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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Reactions to rape

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Every woman/man who experiences sexual assault reacts in a different way, which varies according to your background and past experiences. There is no right or wrong way to feel and no set time for when you should be feeling better.

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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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Relating to female rape survivors

For Family & Friends

It is normal for you to feel upset and confused. At a time when you may want most to help the woman you care about through this crisis, you will be dealing with a crisis of your own.

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SECASA mens service

For Male Survivors

It is estimated that 1 in 6 boys are sexually assaulted before the age of 18 years. SECASA has male counsellors available if required for men of all ages.

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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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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 of older people: Information for clients and victims

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors

Information about the sexual assault of older women and men.

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Sexual assault of older people: Information for family and friends

For Family & Friends

Information about the sexual assault of older women and men for family and friends.

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Sexual Assault Report Anonymously

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

Sexual assault and harassment is a problem that affects many Australians. People do not report because they think the incident was minor, they are too embarrassed or they do not want police involvement.

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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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