Help for sexual abuse victims

A federal grant awarded to Monash University will improve the way frontline workers and health professionals respond to victims of sexual violence.

Monash University’s Department of Forensic Medicine will lead a consortium of agencies to develop and trial practical training for frontline workers to enhance the recognition and response to disclosures of sexual violence.

With one in five Australian women experiencing sexual violence from the age of 15, Department of Forensic Medicine Head, Associate Professor Richard Bassed, said it was critical that frontline workers and health professionals know how to safely and appropriately respond when faced with disclosures of sexual violence or harmful behaviours.

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