Information for workers

Establishing the connection: Guidelines for practitioners and clinicians in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug sectors

Australian Institute of Family Studies (2016)

These guidelines have been developed to build the capacity of workers in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug (AOD) sectors in Victoria to support shared clients who experience both sexual assault trauma and substance use issues.

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Mandatory reporting in Victoria

Mandatory reporting is a term used to describe the legislative requirement imposed on selected classes of people to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to government authorities. Parliaments in all Australian states and territories have enacted mandatory reporting laws of some description.

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Philosophy of the Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault

The Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault Forum is committed to addressing the inequalities within society which result in the perpetration of sexual violence and family violence against women, children and men.

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Statistics

17% of women and 4% of men experienced sexual assault since the age of 15 (Australian Bureau of Statistics Personal Safety Survey, 2012)

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Victorian CASA Standards of Practice Manual

CASA Forum (2014)

The aim of the Standards of Practice Manual is to consolidate the professional practice of sexual assault services in responding effectively and appropriately to the needs of victim/survivors of sexual assault.

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