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:
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.
- Peer Ed Report (PDF document - 872 Kbyte)
- SAPPSS Report (PDF document - 3 Mbyte)
TAKING IT SERIOUSLY: Contemporary experiences of workplace sexual harassment is a collation of some experiences of those who have been sexually harassed in a Victorian workplace since 1999. The voices of those heard in the interviews and case studies are the ‘unreported’; those who did not report under either the Federal Sex Discrimination Act or Victorian Equal Opportunity Act. Together with findings from a survey of over 200 people’s experiences TAKING IT SERIOUSLY provides a snapshot of workplace sexual harassment.
- Taking it seriously (PDF document - 424 Kbyte)
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.
- The Right to PLAY Safely (PDF document - 136 Kbyte)
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.
- Barriers to Cervical Screening Experienced by Victim/Survivors of Sexual Assault - Pilot Study (2002) (PDF document - 243 Kbyte)
A study on the fear of crime published by the National Campaign Against Violence and Crime in
1998 found that young women, in particular, were 'subject to continuous sexual harassment
(especially on trains) ranging from looks, through touching to actual assault' and that this harassment of young women is 'often ignored or forgotten by professionals…'. This finding came as no surprise to CASA House as we had identified that a significant proportion of young women accessing our service had been sexually assaulted when they claimed their right to go out into public space. The origins of this project therefore are found in our concern to address the rights of young women to participate fully in public life, free from the fear of sexual violence.
- Right to Party Safely: A report on young women, sexual assault and licenced premises (PDF document - 633 Kbyte)
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.
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
- Sexual Assault: its impact and how to deal with it (PDF document - 188 Kbyte)
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.
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.
A Guide to Supporting Adult Victim/Survivors of Sexual Assault 2nd Edition (1995)
Breaking the Silence contains substantial sections on:
- the social context of sexual assault
- common myths which surround sexual assault
- a framework for effectively supporting adults who have been sexually assaulted
- medical care
- the law and sexual assault
- community resources
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.
This book is an excellent source of information on sexual assault, written using a socio-political framework which:
- provides comprehensive information to students for their work requirements (of particular value to those enrolled in Legal Studies)
- provides practical information for those within the school community who are the victims of sexual assault.
The primary target of this booklet is secondary school students; however it is also of use to students undertaking tertiary studies.
A study of victim/survivors of sexual assault & their experience of making an initial report to the police (1993)
- To report or not report (PDF document - 7 Mbyte)
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:
- the responsibility of the clergy
- the medical and legal rights of the victim
- strategies for change within the Churches resources.