“Recognise and Respond through Trauma Informed Care – assisting Tasmanian health services to support survivors of sexual abuse who have a disability”
This project is funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to develop and deliver educational material. It will assist Tasmanian health professionals in providing support for people with a disability who have experienced sexual assault.
The project will develop a toolkit utilising a holistic approach for medical and allied health professionals, frontline workers and community organisations to create awareness, train and educate on how to recognise and response to disclosure of sexual assault. The way in which disclosures are responded to can make a difference to survivors and can be distressing for families and carers. It is important for them to know that help is available.
The project aims to remove barriers for people with a disability in accessing appropriate care and support following a sexual assault.
High School Consent and Respect Program
The High School Consent and Respect Program is a program developed by Laurel House assisting young people to develop a better understanding of healthy and unhealthy behaviour around sex and respect. The program is designed to:
- encourage young people to think reflectively about their own use of sexual language and how to respond respectfully
- equip students with practical tools around consent• identify any potential problematic sexualised behaviours
- identify the difference between healthy and unhealthy intimate relationships
The program can be adapted to address current issues and tailored to meet specific needs. It is a highly interactive and hands on learning experience.