South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault: Crisis website

If you have been sexually assaulted please contact your nearest Centre Against Sexual Assault. In Victoria, phone 1800 806 292. In the rest of Australia phone 1800 RESPECT

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This website was constructed for victim/survivors of recent sexual assault. Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual behaviour or activity that makes the victim/survivor feel uncomfortable, frightened or threatened.   Please see our main site or ring us if you need more information.

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What can I do now?

If you have been raped and you are undecided about legal action, it is better if you can preserve evidence: resist the u...

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Why get counselling?

When you have been sexually assaulted it can effect your life in different ways.  It affects your feelings and thoughts....

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I'm under 18

Will CASA tell my parents? What you say when you speak to a CASA counsellor/advocate, either in person or on the phone, ...

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Caring for yourself >

Each individual victim/survivor of sexual assault has their own personal and private experience. The way you respond to the assault is determined by a multitude of factors. However, just as there are common patterns of sexual assault, there are common responses to sexual assault.

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Common reactions and feelings

Each individual victim of sexual assault has their own personal and private experience. The way they respond to the assa...

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Coping with nightmares & flashbacks

Nightmares Most people have dreams when they sleep, although they may not always remember them when they wake. Dreams ar...

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How can I make things normal?

No one can change what you have experienced.  You are dealing with the consequences of sexual assault which is often a l...

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Medical information >

If you’ve been sexually assaulted or abused, it’s a good idea to have a health check-up — even if you decide not to report the assault to the police. You can have a check-up with your doctor or contact a CASA. This is to treat any injuries, discuss pregnancy options (if applicable) and check for sexually transmissible infections.  If you do not want to speak about the assault, you can say you had unprotected sex.

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Medical examinations

If you’ve been sexually assaulted or abused , it’s a good idea to have a health check-up — even if you decide not to rep...

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What happens if I attend a crisis care unit (CCU)?

As a victim of sexual assault, you have the right to attend a Crisis Care Unit (usually at a local hospital which is aff...

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Seeing a doctor

You will be offered free access to a doctor or nurse so that your health needs can be met and you can obtain medical car...

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Other SECASA websites

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South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault

The SECASA website has information for for victim/survivors of sexual and physical assault, children and adults, female ...

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SECASA Youth

This website contains information for young people about sexual assault, family violence and relationships.

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Sexual Assault Report Anonymously

This site allows you to report a sexual assault anonymously to the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault. Informat...

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