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Testimonials

“Extremely well presented. Covered salient points in trauma work. Very credible presenter, obviously knows the subject matter well, is clear, informative, and was careful to ensure participant's expectations were met.”

E. HUTCHING Relationships Australia

“It was wonderful training given that all my questions and issues were addressed. It felt like 2 days of supervision.”

SYLVIA ACEVEDO Clinical and Private Practitioner

“I found the training very informative and a window to many therapies and skills to focus on in the future. The presenter was excellent and certainly demonstrated a well informed knowledge of various modalities and therapies.”

ROBERT DORAN Sydney

“The presenter did an excellent job! The information was interesting, profound and very relevant. The information was very clear, stimulating and I will find it very helpful when working with clients.”

WENDY METRA Counsellor/Psychotherapist

“Absolutely fantastic workshops! It was great to discuss, hear and walk away with real practical strategies and techniques to assist my clients in becoming more body aware. Excellent resources given.”

KERRIE THOMPSON Newcastle

Resources for Survivors

There are many ways in which children can be traumatised in childhood. These include being sexually, emotionally or physically abused, being neglected and/or growing up in a situation of domestic or community violence and/or being exposed to other adverse childhood experiences. It is important to recognise that even when children are not overtly abused they can experience trauma and its effects e.g. if caregivers are unable to meet a child’s emotional needs (e.g. because they have unresolved trauma histories themselves e.g. as a result of mental illness or substance abuse).

Experiencing trauma in childhood can affect a person’s health and well-being into adulthood. It can impact your self- esteem, relationships, emotional and physical health and other aspects of daily life.  

The good news is that research shows that with the right support recovery is possible, even when there’s been severe trauma early in life. It also shows that when an parent has worked through their trauma, their children benefit.

If you have experienced trauma or abuse of any sort in childhood, please look at the following resources and information. We hope they will help you better understand not only the effects of what you experienced and how you’ve coped but also where and how to find help. 

Fact sheet

Download Towards Recovery: Blue Knot Foundation's fact sheet for people who have experienced childhood trauma

“Towards recovery”

Is a short video for survivors of all forms of childhood trauma and abuse. It has been developed by survivors, as well as those who support them professionally and personally.

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Testimonials

“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.”

TAMARA

Contact Us

Phone: 02 8920 3611
Email: admin@blueknot.org.au
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm AEST

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Phone: 1300 657 380
Email: helpline@blueknot.org.au 
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