Cindy Tarczon


True or false? The contested terrain of false allegations

This paper aims to contribute to and clarify the debate around false allegations of sexual assault by providing a summary of recent literature, including consideration of the classifications and methods of defining a false allegation, whether there is a prevailing scepticism around allegations of sexual...

The nature and extent of sexual assault and abuse in Australia

The latest figures regarding the nature behind and extent of sexual abuse in Australia. Statistics carry significant power and persuasion. At one level they appear to provide an instant and accessible way of grasping the nature and extent of social issues. Yet any statistic has...

Mothers with a history of childhood sexual abuse: key issues for child protection practice and policy

This publication reviews the literature examining the impacts of a history of maternal childhood sexual abuse on parenting capacities and the impacts on children. It specifically examines the domains of mental health, intimate partner violence, substance abuse and homelessness and the overlap with a history...

Working with sibling sexual abuse

Cindy Tarczon, a Research Officer at ACSSA, interviews Helen Kambouridis from the Royal Children's Hopsital, Gatehouse Centre. In recent years, therapy in the sexual assault sector has expanded to include working with the perpetrators of sexual violence. The proclamation of the Children, Youth and Family...