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18 April 2017

Understanding the Impacts of Abuse in the Military


This document was developed by Phoenix Australia - Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to support training on Understanding the Impacts of Sexual and Physical Abuse in the Military.

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Referral Options

Sexual Assault Services:

1800RESPECT, the national sexual assault and domestic violence counselling service has a dedicated helpline and list sexual assault services on its website:


The Veterans and Veterans’ Families Counselling Service:

The VVCS can be contacted on 1800 011 046.