South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

Articles about “Rape”

Someone you know has been raped

For Family & Friends, Students

Women are brought up from an early age not to fight, to have no confidence in our physical strength. Feelings of inferiority, worthlessness and a need to please and to put others always before ourselves, combine to make many women powerless in an attack.

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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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Stepping out: Incest information for girls

For Female Survivors, Young People

This information is for teenage girls who have been, or are going through incest, which is when a relative or someone you are related to touches your body in a sexual way.

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Suicide and sexual assault

For Family & Friends, Teachers

Information for males about suicide and sexual assault.

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Surviving rape

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Young People

This book covers the issues which confront rape survivors including feelings, relating to family and friends, feeling safe, being assaulted by a husband.

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The aftermath of sexual assault: Am I supposed to feel this way?

For Male Survivors

Whether you're a man or a woman, sexual assault is a trauma. The trauma of sexual assault involves losing control of what happens to your own body and possibly fearing death or injury. There are certain ways that human beings react to trauma that are the same for men and women.

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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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Ways of coping

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors, Male Survivors

A list of options to help survivors cope.

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What are the Victorian CASAs?

The Victorian (Australia) Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASAs) 1 are non-profit, government funded organisations that provide support and intervention to women, children and men who are victim/survivors of sexual assault. They also work towards the elimination of sexual violence through professional and community education, informing government policy, advocating for law...

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What happens if I report to police?

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

This collection of information covers reporting rape, the charges and committal hearing and what will happen in court.

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What happens when you report an assault to the police?

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Young People

Information about reporting an assault to the police including making a statement, reporting a past assault, the Police code of practice and deciding not to take criminal action.

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When a man is raped

For Family & Friends, Male Survivors

This booklet encourages those men who have been raped to seek help. It provides the sort of information which may help and empower them to deal with the trauma of rape.

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When sex is not OK

For Female Survivors, Male Survivors, Young People

This video and booklet are produced for young or intellectually disabled people and defines sexual assault and, if it has occurred, details what kind of help is available. It also briefly discusses possible reactions to sexual assault.

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Who is SECASA

The South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) provides sexual assault and family violence services in Victoria within the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Bayside, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira and Kingston local government areas. We also work in the Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia growth corridor.

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Will CASA tell my parents?

For Young People

What you say when you speak to CASA counsellor/advocate, either in person or on the phone, is usually confidential. There are a few exceptions such as if you disclose that another person may hurt you. The counsellor in this case may have to talk to other professionals such as police...

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Women and rape

For Family & Friends, Female Survivors

This booklet has been written for women in the hope that it will assist women whether they have been raped or not to have a greater understanding of rape and of their rights to respectful treatment.

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