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Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools (SAPPSS)


SAPPSS is a whole-of-school model to prevent sexual assault in secondary schools. The model was developed by CASA House and includes staff professional development, respectful relationships curriculum for junior and middle school, Train the Trainer, Peer Educator Programs and ongoing evaluation.

SAPPSS enables CASAs and other agencies to work in long-term partnership with schools to integrate respectful relationships education into everyday school life. The SAPPSS student program has been thoroughly evaluated and results are available in the CASA House SAPPSS Report (see below).

For more information
CASA House - Phone 03 9635 3600 or Email casa@thewomens.org.au

SAPPSS Report

The SAPPSS Report describes the development and evaluation of the CASA House Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools (SAPPSS).

The SAPPSS Report is intended to be used as a summary and a guide for organisations wishing to initiate, develop, monitor and evaluate school-based violence prevention programs and other initiatives focused on young people and their communities. The Report includes good practice guidelines for school-based violence prevention.

This report will be of interest to professionals and decision-makers working in health and education settings to prevent violence against women and to promote respect and equality.

Obtaining the SAPPSS report

The NO MEANS NO Show

The No Means No Show was developed by the Royal Women's Hospital, CASA House and Nelly Thomas with a team of actors, writers and comedians. It is a gender-specific health promotion initiative for 14-18 year olds to address consent, sex and relationships. It is based on the Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools. The Show consists of a one hour interactive comedy/theatre performance, a Q & A with panel of experts, de-briefing support for students and resources for staff and students.

For more information
CASA House Phone 03 9635 3600 or Email casa@thewomens.org.au

Read more on Nelly Thomas at www.nellythomas.com/nomeansnoshow.htm