Cameron Boyd

Briefing paper

Improving policy and practice responses for men sexually abused in childhood

A significant number of men in Australia are victims of child sexual abuse. While a growing number of services offer therapeutic support and counselling for men, the issue of men's sexual victimisation has not become a public policy issue. It is suggested that conceptualising and...

The impacts of sexual assault on women

This resource sheet gathers together the findings from a wide range of research into the impacts of sexual assault on adult women. Sexual assault can include a diverse range of experiences and, as such, the effects of sexual assault on the victim/survivor and the community...

Virtual violence

With online interaction and gaming now a fact of daily life for a great many people, violence against women in computer games and in virtual (online) environments is becoming a pressing issue for both legal and ethical reasons. This paper summarises two kinds of "virtual"...

Where is care in the country? Let's provide rural victim survivors of sexual assault with after-hours crisis care

This paper reviews 2007 research by Debra Parkinson looking at the value of Crisis Care Units (CCU) for recent victim/survivors of sexual assault. One of the original purposes of the research was to establish the need and lobby for Crisis Care Units in rural locations...

"Ripple effects" of sexual assault

This paper discusses some of the widespread effects of sexual assault on families, professionals and society as a whole, demonstrating the significance of sexual assault as a social issue.