The Ruby Gaea community education team provides Sexual Assault Prevention Education (SAPE) to a wide range of audiences including high school students, educators, nurses, police, volunteers, generalist counsellors and GPs to name a few.

Ruby Gaea offers a range of sexual assault information sessions and SAPE programs ranging in duration from two hours to six weekly sessions of 1.5 hours per session. These include introductory sessions that touch on definitions of sexual assault and related issues; Ruby Gaea's service; Mentors in Violence Prevention; and the Sexual Assault Prevention Program in Secondary Schools, developed by Centre Against Sexual Assault, Victoria

The aim of all the programs is to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills in participants to reduce sexual assault, promote appropriate responses to disclosures of sexual assault and increase community knowledge of services available to survivors and their supporters.

Ruby Gaea strives to meet the six national standards for SAPE established by the National Association of Services Against Sexual Violence

The standards include:

  • Using coherent conceptual approaches to program design
  • Demonstrating the use of a theory of change
  • Undertaking inclusive, relevant and culturally sensitive practice
  • Undertaking comprehensive program development and delivery
  • Using effective evaluation strategies
  • Supporting thorough training and professional development of educators



Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) are holding a free workshop in Darwin on Saturday 26th September 2015.  This workshop provides a safe space for people abused or traumatised in childhood.  This workshop will cover the following:

  •  Understand childhood abuse and trauma
  • Learn about your strengths
  • Understand more about the brain
  • Explore strategies to help manage emotions
  • Learn where to find help


Contact ASCA on 02 8920 3611 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to register for this workshop.  For more information go to