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CASA House has a commitment to make public the experiences of victim/survivors of sexual assault and to advocate for reforms in a range of areas. To this end, CASA has produced a range of publications which work towards educating, informing and advocating in the interests of those who know only too well the facts of sexual assault: the victim/survivors themselves. These reports and publications are listed below:

NEW REPORT RELEASED - Boundaries, better friends and bystanders: peer education and the prevention of sexual assault (2011)

A Report on the CASA House Peer Educator Pilot Project

The peer educator pilot project was developed in response to feedback from the Sexual Assault Program for Secondary Schools (SAPPSS) and ran between 2007 and 2009. The main objective of the project was to build the capacity of senior students to take a leadership role in the primary prevention of violence against women.

CASA House is pleased to present new evidence to support the role of peer educators in respectful relationships education. The Boundaries, better friends and bystanders report is relevant for practicioners and researchers seeking to develop youth leadership and also bystander approaches in support of the prevention of violence against women.

Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools (SAPPSS) Report (2008)

For information about the SAPPSS program - click here

Taking it seriously - Contemporary experiences of workplace sexual harassment (2004)

The Right to PLAY Safely

A Report on Violence against Women in Sport & Recreation (2003)

This reports looks at the issues and rights of young women to participate in sport and recreation in a safe environment.

Working with Older Women

Resources and Standards for Responding to Current or Past Violence Manual [incl CD] (2002)

This resource manual is designed for the use of workers in sexual assault and domestic violence services. It combines resource materials and standards of practice specifically for those working with older women who are victim/survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Barriers to Cervical Screening Experienced by Victim/Survivors of Sexual Assault - Pilot Study (2002)

This is a report on the pilot phase of research into the barriers to cervical screening experienced by victim/survivors of sexual assault. It considers the question of whether victim/survivors may be underscreened and therefore at greater risk of cervical cancer and gives consideration of women's experience of, and access to, healthcare in the long term.

Right to Party Safely: A report on young women, sexual assault and licenced premises (2000)

Speaking the Unspeakable: Nature, incidence & prevalence of sexual assault in Victoria (1999)

During 1998 CASA House, for the Victorian CASA Forum, conducted a research project into the nature, incidence and prevalence of sexual assault in Victoria. This report describes the findings of that project. It describes the nature and consequences of sexual assault perpetrated against Victorian women and men. The particular strength of this study lies in its reporting about the experience of sexual violence by those with the most authentic voice from which to speak about this experience: the victims and the survivors.

Sexual Assault: An information booklet for the Bosnian community (1999).

Since 1992 people from Bosnia-Herzegovina have comprised the one of the largest Special Humanitarian Entry groups of migrants coming to Australia. Due to the pre-migration experience of violence, torture and trauma on a massive scale, newly arrived Bosnian refugees presented an extremely vulnerable community group.

This booklet is for members of the Bosnian community in Australia to increase their knowledge and undersanding of the issues surrounding sexual assault, its impact on victims and the community as a whole, and how and where they may find information and support

Who's on Trial?

Legal Education & Training Kit for workers advocating for victim/survivors of sexual assault (1998)

This kit is designed to assist workers advocating for victim/survivors of sexual assault who access the legal system. It presents key steps of the legal process and suggests strategies to maximise the rights of victim/survivors as they move through the legal system.

just tokens?

A Report on the Experience of Victim/Survivors of Sexual Assault When Making Application for Crimes Compensation (1997)

"just tokens?" places on public record the experience of victim/survivors of sexual assault when seeking compensation under the Victorian Criminal Injuries Compensation Act of 1983. It documents the experiences of victim/survivors through inclusion of both Crimes Compensation Tribunal data and anecdotal material.

Breaking the Silence

A Guide to Supporting Adult Victim/Survivors of Sexual Assault 2nd Edition (1995)

Breaking the Silence contains substantial sections on:


Crucial Timing (Video)

Supporting Adult Victim/Survivors of Recent Sexual Assault (1995)

(Winner of the Australian Teachers of Media Award for the Best Instructional/Training Video 1995)
The video tells the story of a victim/survivor of sexual assault who is brought by the Police to CASA House's Crisis Care Unit where she meets a Counsellor/Advocate. An eight-page booklet of viewing guidelines accompanies the video package. The guidelines have been prepared to provide workers with the best available knowledge on working with victim/survivors of sexual assault.

Public Face Private Pain

The Anglican Report About Violence Against Women and the Abuse of Power Within the Church Community (1994)

This is a milestone report in confronting the shocking truth that violence against women occurs within the Church community. It is the direct testimony of women and gives powerful voice to the abuse of power, violence and exploitation which they have previously suffered in silence.

Sexual Assault - A Resource Book for Students (1993)

This book is an excellent source of information on sexual assault, written using a socio-political framework which:

The primary target of this booklet is secondary school students; however it is also of use to students undertaking tertiary studies.

To report or not report

A study of victim/survivors of sexual assault & their experience of making an initial report to the police (1993)

A Pastoral Report to the Churches on Sexual Violence Against Women and Children of the Church Community (1990)

This Report challenges the Churches to take a stand against sexual violence and includes information on: