Stopping sexual assault and domestic violence - Full Stop.


Sexual assault
There is no unifying definition of sexual assault in Australia. Instead, every state and territory has its own way of describing what constitutes sexual assault. The can include penetrative and non-penetrative acts of sexual violence. 

Sexual harassment
According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, sexual harassment is any unwanted or unwelcome sexual behaviour, which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. Sexual harassment is not interaction, flirtation, or friendship which is mutual or consensual. Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination.


Domestic violence

Domestic violence refers to acts of power and control over another perpetrated by someone within a domestic relationship. The specific meaning can be different across the States and Territories. It includes physical, emotional, social, spiritual, financial and sexual violence.


Primary, Secondary and Tertiary prevention

Primary prevention – Addresses the underlying drivers of violence, aimed at cultural change

Secondary prevention – Addresses the behaviours of individuals who are “at risk” of perpetrating violence, aimed at behavioural change

Tertiary Response – Supporting survivors, holding perpetrators to account


Adult-learning principles

At Full Stop Foundation we understand that the participants of our programs:

  1. Need to know why they need to learn
  2. Appreciate self-direction; they are independent learners, responsible for their own decisions
  3. Bring life experience and knowledge
  4. Have a readiness and willingness to learn
  5. Learn best when they can apply what they have learnt to real life situations
  6. Thrive in collaborative relationships with educators

We apply these learning principles to all of our programs to ensure relevancy, motivation and interest!


Trauma informed

A trauma informed approach means:

  • The entire system is based on understanding trauma
  • Safety
  • Recover
  • Collaboration
  • Client-agency
  • Empowerment, strength and resilience