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Responding to Sexual Assault in Disability Services

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (AEDT)

Responding to Sexual Assault in Disability Services

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Type End Quantity
Free ticket Ended Free  
CHSP Disability Funded Volunteers/Staff/Mngrs & Coordinators Ended Free  

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Session overview

This FREE and practical workshop equips participants with an in-depth understanding of preventative approaches to violence and abuse, assisting them to recognise where workplace cultures can impede best practice responses to sexual and other types of assault. Providing comprehensive strategies for addressing these issues, this training takes participants through their obligations and equips them with a toolkit of strategies they can use to support victims of sexual assault as well as decrease vulnerability through capacity-building. 

Topics Covered

  • An understanding of sexual assault in the disabled community
  • Information on how to respond appropriately and supportively to cases of sexual assault including services available, legislation and the rights of persons with intellectual disability.
  • How to recognise the indicators and effects of sexual assault and offender behaviour
  • Exploration of attitudes and concerns which impact upon people with intellectual disability who may have been victimised sexually
  • Best practise ways of responding to disclosures within a casework framework

Who should participate?

Coordinators, managers and direct service staff/volunteers working in Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) / Disability funded services are highly encouraged to attend. 

About the facilitators

Mel Harrison training officer at PWD.

Have questions about Responding to Sexual Assault in Disability Services? Contact The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

When & Where

Mill Hill - Room 2
31-33 Spring St,
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (AEDT)

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The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.


The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc. (JNC) provides a diverse range of services and support to disadvantaged groups across local government areas in Bondi Junction (Waverley), Randwick and Maroubra. Operating for 41 years, JNC has continuously strived to provide responsive and meaningful services to meet identified community needs and seek to develop community participation in the development of these services.

As a basic introduction, The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc. is a not for profit organisation resourced through government funding from Department of Social Services, NSW Family and Community Services, local government, community grants, donation, and some sponsorship.

We provide specialist services for familiesolder people, people with disabilities and their carers; facilitate the recruitment, training and referral of volunteers for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) in the City of Sydney and Eastern Suburbs; work with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Randwick LGA, run social inclusion groups & classes for people who are socially isolated; and organise practical assistance with outreach services including financial counselling, tax help etc.

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