This section of the website contains useful information for legal and justice personnel.
Below you will find relevant publications, articles, fact sheets, a video, general information and resources for survivors.
Blue Knot Foundation’s background paper Trauma and the Law: Applying trauma informed practice to legal and judicial contexts establishes the need to apply trauma-informed practice within and across the legal and judiciary system. Register and download a copy of this paper here.
An abridged version of the above paper, Dealing with Trauma was published in the Victorian Law Institute Journal in October 2016.
ABC News | 15 Feb 2017 | Child sex abuse royal commission: Lawyers reveal trauma of representing survivors
"Those times when a lot of clients had been abused — I had been doing those same things with my own kids and getting secondary trauma," she said. "I started suffering flashbacks of things that had happened to my clients when I was with my own kids." Read more>>
Blue Knot Foundation's fact sheet for Workers in Diverse Service Settings.
Blue Knot Foundation's fact sheet for Managers on Trauma-Informed Service Delivery.
Video - "Becoming Trauma-Informed"
is a video for anyone working in a service setting, including all staff and volunteers, of the possibility of trauma in the people accessing their service.
This short video introduces the concept of becoming trauma-informed. Through real life examples, it shows how implementing the 5 principles of Trauma Informed Practice: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment can and does make a real difference.
Being trauma-informed helps not only the person accessing a service and the person delivering it but also the service culture itself. Being trauma-informed is a win-win for all; this video will show you how.