PAST Program – Problem Sexualised Behaviour and Sexually Abusive Behaviour

SASS facilitates the PAST Program – Prevention, Assessment, Support and Treatment, for children and young people (aged 17 years and under) who are displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB). HSB can range from inappropriate and problematic, through to abusive and violent behaviour.

SASS works in conjunction with Mission Australia to deliver the PAST Program, to ensure there is a holistic approach to supporting a range of client needs.

This program is offered state-wide and referrals can be made by anyone including professionals, parents/carers or the young person themselves.

We are currently accepting referrals into this free program for children and young people aged up to and including 17 years.

SASS administer a comprehensive, evidence based, trauma-informed assessment, to develop an intervention that is tailored to the child/young person’s needs. Together with Mission Australia we conduct risk assessments, safety planning and case management where necessary. SASS can also provide Secondary Consults as requested.

Our program centres around the following:
– Individual interventions tailored to specific needs
– Creating Safety and Security
– Sex Education and developing Healthy Relationships
– Holistic Approach – working with family, carers and significant others connected to the young person
– Multidisciplinary Approach – collaboration with Mission Australia and other services as required to coordinate service delivery, participation in team meetings, case conferencing and decision-making

Who this service is for

Children and young people (aged under 18 years) who are displaying Problem Sexual Behaviour (PSB) and Sexually Abusive Behaviour (SAB).

Families of and professionals working with children and young people displaying PSB and SAB.



Opening Hours

9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
For our 24/7 crisis line please call 1800 697 877.

Accessibility Support

Disability accessible.

How this service is delivered

  • Face-to-face

    Our PAST Program counsellors are based in New Town (Hobart) and Launceston. We also provide outreach.

  • Call or visit us online

    To inquire about this service please contact us or see our website for further information.
    For our 24/7 crisis line please call 1800 697 877.

  • We'll come to you (outreach)

    We provide outreach services across Tasmania.

Updated: 17/11/2022