Blue Knot Foundation Blog

This blog is being managed by Blue Knot Foundation’s Marketing and Communications team and will be updated regularly. Articles included here are written by Dr. Cathy Kezelman, President of Blue Knot Foundation and other guest authors. 

Should you have any suggestions as to how we might improve the blog or any topic you would like us to consider writing about please let us know by emailing kbraude@blueknot.org.au

Apr
24
Stop Treating Solutions like Problems - An ACE's Informed Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment
“We treat people’s solutions as problems.”  Vincent Felitti MD, eminent author of the original ACE’s (Adverse Childhood E...

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Mar
31
Sex worker or Soldier? Who is more likely to have PTSD?
When we think about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we most often think of soldiers traumatised by their experiences of war. But the statistics...

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Mar
31
CHILDHOOD TRAUMA: Then & Now
It has taken a long time for the myriad effects of childhood trauma to be named and understood. Doing so is a precursor to effective treatment. While ...

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Mar
30
From Childhood trauma to recovery
Childhood trauma is all around us. It is the theme of this year’s Oscar-winning movie Moonlight, about a gay boy abused by his mother and gangs ...

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Mar
27
INTERESTED PEOPLE WANTED FOR LOCAL RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECTIVE EFFECTS OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS!
Have you… Been diagnosed with a psychotic disorder, such as Schizophrenia? Experienced childhood abuse or neglect? Taken, or ...

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Mar
02
How to be Trauma-Informed – for Real!
Okay, we’ve got it: Not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child wh...

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Feb
16
Catholic Church child sexual abuse statistics are an indictment on the church, say survivors
By Cathy Kezelman THE opportunity afforded by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been unprecedented. Thousa...

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Feb
09
Some good will come from the horror of the royal commission
What we have learnt is that it was almost inescapable. The revelations at the royal commission of how widespread the child sex abuse was in the Catholic Church has shocked everyone. It really is the first time the community have truly understood how pervasive and extensive this abuse was over the decades in Australia.

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Jan
25
A Physician's Confession
The most important thing I didn’t learn in medical school is about adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs. To be sure, if I had un...

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Nov
29
Trauma-informed care (as published in the APA Journal of Physiotherapy)
Childhood abuse can have a multitude of negative health implications, and, as well as affecting an individual’s mental health and social develop...

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“Blue Knot Foundation has a key role to play in the building of community capacity in care provision to those who have experienced childhood abuse and trauma in any environment.”

NIALL MULLIGAN Manager, Lifeline Northern Rivers

“I think Blue Knot Foundation is a fantastic support organisation for people who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse, for their families/close friends and for professionals who would like to learn how to more effectively work with these people.”

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STEVEN

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