sexual violence counsellor




Sexual violence counsellors provide support services, crisis care services and counselling to women and adolescents who have been directly or indirectly exposed to sexual assault and/or rape. They inform victims of the relevant legal procedures and protective services maintaining client confidentiality. They also address problematic sexualized behaviours of children.

Alternative label

  • counsellor, sexual violence

  • victim care worker

  • sexual violence victim advocate

  • sexual assault counsellor

  • victim support worker

  • sexual violence support worker

  • domestic violence counsellor

  • victim care unit worker

  • victim care unit counsellor

  • sexual assault social counselor

  • sexual violence advisor

Regulatory aspect

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