Papers & reports

The fourth wave – Incorporating sexually abusive treatment services into a feminist victim service

Carolyn Worth (2012)

I am going to talk about the integration of SABTS into victim services in Victoria but specifically about SECASA which I know the most about and is one of the largest providers of voluntary SABTS services in the state. I am talking about structural issues not clinical issues. Firstly however I will deal with the title of this talk. Why the fourth wave?

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The third wave: The development of sexual assault services for male victims

Carolyn Worth

This paper looks at the political context of the development of services for male victims of sexual assault in Victoria, the evolution of the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) male service, the argument for placing male victim services in mainstream sexual assault centres and the difficulties that arise when working with this group of victims

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The Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault: Responding to victim/survivors with intellectual disability or complex communication needs

Dagmar Jenkins (2018)

People with disabilities, and women with disabilities in particular, experience high rates of sexual violence. Women with intellectual disabilities and those with complex communication needs are thought to experience the highest rates of all, reflecting the gendered nature of sexual violence and its intersection with disability- based discrimination. Prevalence and incidence data are limited, as research has varied in its definitions of disability and violence, and has excluded some groups.

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Trauma focused acceptance and commitment therapy

Caroline Burrows, Eastern CASA (2014)

TACT stands for Trauma-focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It is a 10-week structured group program for adult survivors of sexual assault (both male and female) experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms. The program is based on Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and underpinned by trauma theory, research and practice.

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