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Blue Knot Foundation – National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma

What we do:

  • Empower recovery and build resilience for the 1 in 4 Australian adults who experience the impacts childhood trauma
  • Provide support, education and resources for the families and communities of adult survivors of childhood trauma 
  • Develop and disseminate best practice and research evidence around complex trauma
  • Build national workforce capacity around complex trauma treatment, trauma-informed practice and managing vicarious trauma
  • Drive innovation in complex trauma policy, practice and service delivery
  • Embed trauma-informed policy, practice and systems change within organisations and the community

 

empowering recovery from childhood trauma 

How we do this:

National Apology and the ballot process

 

 

The Prime Minister will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday, 22 October 2018. 

To enter the ballot to attend the apology , please complete and submit the following form by midnight on Tuesday, 25 September 2018:  https://www.nationalapologyconsultation.gov.au/Pages/ballot.aspx



Calling for participants for consultations for the national apology to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Please register your interest by sending an email to admin@blueknot.org.au with the following details for the consultation for the National Apology. 

  • First Name
  • Preferred date and Location
  • Contact number

To access available dates and locations, click here.

To read more.

Calling for participants for consultations for the national apology to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Please register your interest by sending an email to admin@blueknot.org.au with the following details for the consultation for the National Apology. 

  • First Name
  • Preferred date and Location
  • Contact number

To access available dates and locations, click here.

To read more.

A big thank you to everyone who generously donated to our end of financial year fundraising appeal. The funds raised have allowed us to schedule educational workshops for survivors in cities and towns around Australia in 2018/2019 – one in each State and Territory.

We are announcing four workshops for 2018, further workshops to be held in 2019. Other dates to be released soon.

  • Melbourne : 27 October 2018
  • Sydney: 10 Nov 2018
  • Alice Springs : 17 Nov 2018
  • Adelaide : 24 Nov 2018

To register please click here


A big thank you to everyone who generously donated to our end of financial year fundraising appeal. The funds raised have allowed us to schedule educational workshops for survivors in cities and towns around Australia in 2018/2019 – one in each State and Territory.

We are announcing four workshops for 2018, further workshops to be held in 2019. Other dates to be released soon.

  • Melbourne : 27 October 2018
  • Sydney: 10 Nov 2018
  • Alice Springs : 17 Nov 2018
  • Adelaide : 24 Nov 2018

To register please click here




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Education and Training


A workforce that understands trauma and works in a trauma-informed way is integral to the recovery of survivors and their loved ones. This includes frontline workers working in a range of roles within the community through to practitioners working therapeutically with people impacted by complex trauma. Learn More



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Building a trauma-informed community


Whether  it’s from assault or violence, or as the result of a flood, fire or accident, in childhood or as an adult, trauma is very common. It affects us all. By building a trauma informed community, which is a community that understands the nature of trauma, its impacts and possibilities for recovery, we not only support and empower survivors, but we also look after ourselves.  Learn More


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Using research and practice evidence to inform complex trauma treatment, including child sexual abuse

Blue knot Foundation, National Centre of Excellence analyses evidence from research and practice, to identify what works and what doesn’t work in treating complex trauma. Our work highlights the critical differences between the nature, dynamics and treatment of single incident trauma (PTSD) and complex trauma. Learn more



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