Welcome to the Sexual Assault Support Service's video page! Here you will find a wealth of information, activities and suggestions for topics related to sexual harm prevention and recovery. These short informational videos will help to increase your awareness of the services we provide to help lower the barriers to accessing support with us and to help you get to know us a little bit. Seeing a therapist or educator, or talking with people about issues related to sexual harm can be tricky, but thanks to funding from the Tasmanian and Australian Government under the National Partnership COVID-19 Domestic and Family Violence Responses, we've been able to pop some ideas in these short videos.
SASS is funded to provide free support to anyone who has experienced sexual harm, and everyone is welcome. SASS welcomes sexual and gender diverse folks, people who identify as physically and/or cognitively disabled, and people from all cultural backgrounds. Please contact us with any questions you might have. We're here to help.
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to come to SASS and get some support? Or maybe you have a friend, client or student who is worried about coming to see us? This short informational video provides information about what to expect if you come to SASS.
What to expect when you come to SASS (for adults)
What to expect for my child at SASS
Have you ever wondered what it might be like if you wanted to bring a child in your care to SASS to get some support? Perhaps you're all booked in to come to SASS and are feeling a bit nervous? This video is all about what a visit to SASS might look and feel like for children and their carers.
Let's go for a tour of SASS (a video for children)
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to visit SASS? Maybe you'd like some more information, so that you know what to expect? We're a friendly bunch! And we'll try to help you feel right at home. This video provides information about SASS and what support can look like.
Helping children manage trauma
Trauma can make us feel overwhelmed, scared or worried at times. This video provides some basic information and activities for children to help them cope.
Self management techniques after trauma (for adults)
Trauma recovery can be a complex and timely process, best done with a therapist that specialises in trauma recovery - which all SASS counsellors do. This video provides some basic information and activities for adults to help them cope with traumatic experiences.
A short guided imagery practice (guided meditation)
Relaxation is a really fantastic self-care strategy - for everyone - and especially for sexual trauma survivors, who might feel unsafe a lot of the time. This video is a short guided imagery practice for well-being, relaxation and recovery.
How to respond to a disclosure of sexual assault
If someone tells you that they have experienced sexual harm, there are a few things you can do to help them access support and continue on their healing journey. This informational video provides some useful tips on crisis response.
How to have conversations about sex, consent & pornography
Pornography can be a difficult subject to raise with children and young people. This informational video provides some useful tips for harm prevention related to sexual online media.
Further reading ideas on pornography and young people:
SASS School Workshop Program
This is a video summary of the primary prevention education and training program SASS educators deliver to schools within Tasmania.
SASS would like to thank the staff and students from Bayview Secondary College, Department of Education Tasmania and PRISM Media House for their assistance in producing this video.
The SASS primary prevention in schools program works in three phases:
Training school staff how to deal with disclosures of harm and improve a culture of sexual safety within the school, educating parents and carers on sexual assault issues as well as their roles as care-givers in prevention and response to sexual harm of children, and; teaching young people how to stay sexually safe in person & online, as well as how to manage their sexual choices in an ethical way.
It's Okay to Tell - SASS Commercial