Sexual assault education programs

Each year CASA House provides community and professional training for those interested in gaining skills and insight into working with victim/survivors of sexual assault.

People who attend our workshops come from health and welfare, counselling and medical fields.

On this page:

  • Responding to Sexual Assault - Level 1 (twice yearly program)
  • Responding to Sexual Assault - Level 2 (twice yearly program)
  • Tailored Programs
  • About CASA training - general information
  • CASA House SAPPSS Report (development and evaluation of the CASA House Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools )

About Responding to Sexual Assault - Level 1

The Level 1 program is designed to assist those working with victim/survivors who have not had previous opportunities to access training. It is also suitable for students. The program:

  • examines the nature and consequences of sexual assault and key issues relevant to providing an effective response
  • provides information about referral options and professional support.

About Responding to Sexual Assault - Level 2

The Level 2 program is designed to extend the skills of those who are working with victim/survivors of sexual assault and have completed 'Responding to Sexual Assault - Level 1'. The Level 2 program:

  • considers theoretical framework of the rights/advocacy model of responding to victim/survivors of sexual assault
  • enhances skills and strategies for responding to people in crisis because of sexual assault
  • examines vicarious trauma for workers.

Completion of Level 1 is compulsory before participation in Level 2.

Tailored Programs

CASA House can also tailor programs specific to your agency needs including a program which looks at the personal and professional effects of working with survivors of trauma.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and negotiate cost.

About CASA training - general information

Training workshops are conducted on Level 4, Queen Victoria Women's Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne. Paid parking is available nearby however the QV centre is also serviced by many forms of public transport. Trains to Melbourne Central, Swanston Street trams and Lonsdale Street buses.

CASA House provides morning and afternoon tea. Training participants are welcome to bring their own lunch or enjoy the selection of food available in the QV food court adjacent to QVWC.

For further information contact CASA.

CASA House 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.


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