Education and Training

SAMSSA, in conjunction with the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, provides information, education, and training to community members, and other non-government members, government agencies, service providers and schools about the causes effects and responses to sexual violence against women, children and men. Sessions are designed specifically to meet the needs of the requesting agency. These range from basic sexual assault information to more advanced or specific areas.

Please contact us through our Contact Us page for more information.

Topics Covered By Our Education Section Include:

  • myths and facts about sexual assault
  • adult sexual assault
  • child sexual assault
  • working with complex trauma where there has been ritualised or severe and numerous traumas
  • effects and indicators of sexual assault
  • how to deal with disclosures
  • legal and medical information
  • Counsellor care and debriefing
  • links between sexual assault and other issues such as: drug and alcohol use, mental health, homelessness, etc
  • issues to consider in counselling
  • group work
  • case studies


Information sessions and talks for school students in the ACT and surrounding region cover:

  • group work for young people in schools
  • Respectful Relationships – Sexual Assault Primary Prevention in Secondary Schools
  • term long programs on gender and violence for ACT schools or tertiary institution