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Language

CASA House and the sexual assault sector use the term victim-survivor when referring to people who have experienced sexual assault. This term seeks to acknowledge that the person has been a victim of a crime and experienced harm but that people also have skills, experience and capacity to survive.

CASA House supports people to define their experience in their own words.

Counsellor/Advocate - defines the role of our workers in the provision of counselling and support, as well as Right's-based advocacy on behalf of the victim-survivors.