Taginstitutional settings

New COVID Taskforce website from ASHM

N

ASHM, UPDATED ON: 14 April 2020 ASHM’s Taskforce on BBVs, Sexual Health and COVID-19 was established on 20 March 2020. It provides a timely opportunity for the BBV and sexual health sectors to discuss the scientific, clinical, BBV and sexual health service delivery and social implications of COVID-19, and provides consistent and evidence-based messaging to the health workforce, sector partners...

Calls for segregated mental health wards to reduce sexual assault risk

C

ABC (Katherine Gregory on AM), February 2020 Sexual violence against women in mental health wards is going unchecked, despite service providers’ awareness of the problem. A new report has found women in Victorian mental health wards are vulnerable to sexual assault, harassment and violence from male patients and staff. It’s calling for stricter separation of male and female patients...

‘My mob is telling their story and it makes me feel good’: here’s what Aboriginal survivors of child sexual abuse told us they need

The Conversation, October 22, 2019 6.00am AEDT There are an estimated 60,000 survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Australia. Based on the private sessions held as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, 15% of survivors are Aboriginal. That suggests an estimated 9,000 Aboriginal survivors. This is likely an under estimation. Not only do...

SA drug bill risks another Stolen Gen: Aboriginal Health Council

S

InDaily, March 21st, 2018 The head of South Australia’s peak Aboriginal health body has warned that a State Government plan to enforce mandatory drug treatment on young people risks dispossessing Aboriginal children of their culture. Aboriginal Health Council state branch CEO Shane Mohor has joined a growing chorus of social service and health bodies that have criticised the Controlled Substance...

People with disability are more likely to be victims of crime – here’s why

P

The Conversation, February 22, 2019 6.06am AEDT Some of our most vulnerable citizens have been beaten, raped, and even killed at the hands of those supposedly caring for them. The statistics are alarming. Up to 90% of women with disability have been sexually assaulted. And people with disability are three times as likely to die prematurely than the general population from causes that could have...

Police, families not told of sexual assault reports by mental health patients [Report]

P

The Age, 29 March 2018 Sexual assault claims made by mental health patients are not being reported to police or even the alleged victims’ families in most cases, a scathing report has revealed. Families are told of allegations in only a quarter of cases, while police reports are made only 40 per cent of the time, leaving alleged victims at risk of further abuse. Read more of Police, families not...

Welcome to SASHA

SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

Categories