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Dec
19
Members Revealed for National Redress Scheme

A broad group of specialists from across Australia have been appointed to advise the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, creating “a unique opportunity to show survivors that they have been listened to and heard.

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Nov
07
Parents urged to hold children close as figures show childhood trauma leads to adult mental health issues
A leading mental health advocate has urged parents to provide a safe environment for their children, from birth, to prevent later life impacts, after new figures were released showing up to 88 per cent of adult survivors of childhood trauma develop mental health problems.

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Oct
10
Turnbull government announces massive compensation scheme for sex abuse victims

States, churches and charities are under pressure to support the federal government's national scheme to compensate victims of child sexual abuse with payments of up to $150,000. 

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Oct
05
Trauma and the Law

The Victorian Law Institute Journal has published Blue Knot Foundation’s foundational paper for the legal and justice sector Dealing with Trauma, click here to read the published paper.

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Sep
07
Survivor Workshops

Free educational workshops for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse currently scheduled around Australia. Click here for more information.

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Aug
31
'Children abused across all institutions, not just churches': Francis Sullivan on RN Breakfast
Today, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will return its focus to the Catholic Church and its response to reported abuse in the Hunter region.

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Aug
01
Why are we further traumatising our abused youth?
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
Police investigating Cardinal George Pell child abuse allegations: report
Police are investigating multiple allegations of child abuse against Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, including that he touched the genitals of children while swimming in a public pool in Ballarat in the late 1970s.

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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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Latest Articles

How to be Trauma-Informed – for Real! by Kate
on Thursday, 2 March 2017.
Catholic Church child sexual abuse statistics are an indictment on the church, say survivors by Cathy
on Thursday, 16 February 2017.
Some good will come from the horror of the royal commission by Kate
on Thursday, 9 February 2017.
A Physician's Confession by admin
on Wednesday, 25 January 2017.
Trauma-informed care (as published in the APA Journal of Physiotherapy) by admin
on Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

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