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Phoenix House Spectrum of Prevention

THE PHOENIX HOUSE SPECTRUM OF PREVENTION
OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

PRIMARY PREVENTION: REDUCING THE INCIDENCE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE BEFORE IT OCCURS

1. PROMOTING COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS: eg. Social marketing campaigns
2. STRENGTHENING INDIVIDUAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: eg. The ‘Lets Prevent Abuse’ Puppet Shows
3. EDUCATING PROVIDERS: eg. Prevention workshops for other organisations
4. FOSTERING COALITIONS AND NETWORKS: eg. Engaged research with CQUniversity; the Child and Youth Protection Partnership
5. CHANGING ORGANISATIONAL PRACTICE: eg. Advocating and lobbying, for example, local councils in regards to poor lighting
6. INFLUENCING POLICIES AND LEGISLATION: eg. The ‘Yarning Up’ project

SECONDARY PREVENTION: DECREASING THE PREVALENCE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE BY MINIMISING OR REDUCING ITS SEVERITY AND THE CONTINUATION OF ITS EARLY SIGNS

1. SUPPORTING PROVIDERS: eg. Consulting with GP’s, Teachers, Child Safety Officers
2. THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES FOR PEOPLE AT RISK: eg. The Bumblebees Therapeutic Preschool
3. THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES FOR PEOPLE AT RISK: eg: The Turnaround programme for young people who have been sexually abusive
4. ENGAGING MEN WHO ARE THINKING ABOUT BEING SEXUALLY ABUSIVE: eg. Stop It Now! Australia
5. SUPPORTING VULNERABLE PEOPLE: eg. The ‘We Can’ group for people with an intellectual disability
6. SUPPORTING MARGINALISED GROUPS OF PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES: eg. The ‘Yarning Up! project
THE PHOENIX HOUSE SPECTRUM OF PREVENTION
OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

TERTIARY PREVENTION: AMELIORATING THE TRAUMA AND IMPACT OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AFTER IT HAS OCCURRED

1. CRISIS SUPPORT FOLLOWING SEXUAL VIOLENCE: eg. 24 hour crisis sexual assault service
2. THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND SEXUALLY ABUSED: eg. Individual and group counselling, such as the Equine Assisted Therapy Programme
3. SUPPORT FOR FAMILY MEMBERS, CARERS AND FRIENDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND SEXUALLY ABUSED: eg. Individual and group counselling
4. THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED OTHER TYPES OF ABUSE: eg. Children who have experienced domestic violence
5. THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE COMMITTED SEXUAL OFFENCES: eg. Individual and group counselling,
6. CULTURALLY SAFE SUPPORT FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER FAMILIES: eg. An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Support Worker