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 lluo@blueknot.org.au 

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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Nov
21
Blue knot Foundation welcomes the recent announcement by the Minister for Social Services, Hon. Christian Porter MP on behalf of the Commonwealth Gove...

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Oct
31
Recovery story told by Simon Cole at an interfaith service at Pitt St. Uniting Church for Blue Knot Day 2016
I am going to talk about recovery – not as a professional but as a survivor of child sexual abuse. I was an 11 and 12 years old boy abused over ...

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Oct
05
Acknowledgement of trauma and implementation of trauma-informed practice within legal practice and systems is long overdue. Doing so will enhance both individual and community wellbeing. 

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Aug
01
Why are we further traumatising our abused youths?
The brutalisation of youth in the Northern Territory's Don Dale Detention Centre has shocked Australians. The footage of degrading physical violations and extreme punishments by the prison officers was reminiscent of the torture and dehumanising abuse of prisoners at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, images of which sparked global outrage in 2003.

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Jul
28
Towards a better understanding of how we can support our Veterans
The chilling public hearing of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse explored child sexual abuse within the Australia Defence Force from the 1960s to the present. The acts reported were violent and brutal, and a culture of silencing, shaming and inaction was prevalent.

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Jun
14
Trauma-informed Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services
All services that are presented by those with a lived experience of unresolved trauma, should integrate trauma-informed principles into their practice systems. And that includes domestic and family violence services.

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Apr
11
ASCA unveils new name and rebrands as Blue Knot Foundation
Blue Knot Foundation, formerly known as Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA), the leading national organisation working with adult survivors of childhood trauma including abuse, today on 11 April 2016 announced its new name. 

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Mar
17
United call for Urgent Action on Redress
A collective of leading organisations representing child abuse victims have come together today call on the Federal Government to show real leadership and announce its concrete commitment to a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional childhood sexual abuse. 

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Mar
04
Has the Bell finally rung for Cardinal George Pell?
An undisclosed heart condition prevented Cardinal Pell, the third most powerful man in the Catholic Church, from travelling to Australia to appear before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. As a consequence, his testimony was heard in the heart of Rome, close to the Vatican, and with the eyes of the world watching.

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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.”

Psychologist Melbourne

“It's such a beautiful thing that you are doing. Helping people to get through this.”

ANONYMOUS

“It was only last September when I discovered the Blue Knot Foundation website and I will never forget the feeling of support and empathy that I received when I finally made the first phone call to Blue Knot Helpline, which was also the first time I had ever spoken about my abuse.”

STEVEN

"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”

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