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Cairns Sexual Assault Service (CSAS) provides a free and confidential service for anyone affected by sexual violence.
CSAS provides support, information, advocacy, counselling and education.
If you have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse at any time in your life, you are not to blame.
Sexual violence is a term used to describe a range of violating and unwanted behaviours of a sexual nature directed towards a person.
Sexual violence includes:
A sexual act may be considered sexual violence if:
CSAS is an inclusive service supporting all people impacted by sexual violence (recent or historic) regardless of age, gender, sexual preference, ethnicity, religion, personal values or cultural background.
Our sister service, True Child & Family Service, supports children and young people who have experienced sexual assault or child sexual abuse or who engage in sexually reactive behaviours.
If you have specific service access requirements, such as a translator, interpreter or disability access, please let us know.
Individual responses to sexual violence vary.
Everyone is different and so is the type of support each person needs.
Sessions are client driven and do not necessarily require the sharing of intimate details.
An experience of sexual violence may impact several areas of a person's life. CSAS provides an opportunity to explore these areas in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential.
Sessions may be one-off to address a particular concern or ongoing to meet your needs.