Barwon CASA provides free and confidential specialist counselling to women, young people, children and men who have experienced sexual assault either recently or in the past and to non-offending parents, partners, family and friends.
Barwon CASA provides free and confidential specialist counselling to women, young people and children who have experienced family violence either recently or in the past and to non-offending parents, partners, family and friends.
Our Sexually Abusive Behaviours Treatment Service (SABTS) provides counselling and support for children and young people up to the age of 15 who display problem or sexually abusive behaviours.
Barwon CASA offers therapeutic and supportive group programs, facilitated by experienced counsellor advocates. Therapeutic groups offer survivors of sexual assault and family violence the opportunity to meet others who might be facing similar issues and participants may share the impacts of their trauma in a supportive environment. The issues discussed in the group are confidential.
Barwon CASA offers annual professional training packages on issues relating to sexual assault, problematic sexual behaviours, family violence and trauma.
The Sexual Assault Prevention Program for Secondary Schools or SAPPSS as it is more commonly known aims to reduce incidents of sexual assault among young people and support your school to respond to sexual violence and disclosures.
Barwon CASA welcomes consultations with other professionals and services in the Barwon region. As specialists in the area of sexual assault and family violence, we can provide resources for professionals working with clients who have disclosed sexual assault or family violence. We can support professionals to understand the gendered nature of sexual assault and family violence and assist services to adopt a trauma sensitive approach when working with clients with a sexual assault and family violence history.
Our specialist counselling services are provided across the Barwon and Wimmera regions.
Barwon CASA offers a 24 hour x 7 days a week Crisis Care Service to adults, young people and children who have experienced sexual assault within the past 14 days and to non offending parents/caregivers of children who have recently disclosed a sexual assault.