NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV) resources

The ECAV provides useful resources to assist victims of sexual assault, their families and communities. These publications are available to download free of charge from this page. To check whether it is possible to order hard copies of these publications, visit the resources page on the ECAV website

What is sexual assault and where can you get help?

What is sexual assault and where can you get help? targets Multilingual Communities providing information in an accessible format. The booklet is also intended as a resource for use by sexual assault services in the promotion of their services to multicultural community organisations. Developed in consultation with Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish, Arabic and Khmer speaking communities, the booklets provide information about adult sexual assault, counselling, how to use interpreters, the role of Sexual Assault Services and how to get help.

Note: There is no English language version as the resources were developed in the target languages, not translated from English. A generic English version which outlines broad content is available on request.

Recovering from Adult Sexual Assault: Navigating the Journey

Recovering from Adult Sexual Assault: navigating the journey, provides clear and accessible information to women and their family and friends on adult sexual assault, its impact and where they can seek assistance. It highlights key issues that will support women to assist them in their journey to recovery. The booklet provides information on where and how to seek assistance including information on health services, counselling services, the option of reporting to police and legal services.

When a Man is Raped

When a man is raped: A survival guide provides information for men who have been raped, their parents, partners, spouses and friends.

Helping to Make it Better

Helping to Make it Better: helping your child is a user friendly information package that addresses questions commonly asked by parents. The booklet provides information about the nature of child sexual assault and some possible effects on children and families. It includes practical information about how parents can assist and support their children in the aftermath of sexual abuse. Information is provided about the services that are involved after child sexual assault is reported to the Department of Community Services and explains ways in which these services can assist parents and children.

Sharing the unshareable: A resource for survivors of childchild sexual abuse

Sharing the unshareable: A resource for survivors of childhood sexual abuse provides clear and accessible information to women and their family and friends on child sexual assault, its impact, and where they can seek assistance. It highlights key issues that will support women to assist them in their journey to recovery. The booklet provides information on where and how to seek assistance including information on health services, counselling services, the option of reporting to police and legal services.

Who can a man tell?

Who can a man tell? provides information for men who were sexually assaulted as children, their parents, spouses and friends. It has been substantially updated to include a new section for Aboriginal men and an expanded list of services to assist men and their families.​

Page Updated: Monday 27 August 2018