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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:

Talking About Trauma - Primary Health Care Providers
This publication seeks to educate the primary health care sector about the nature, types and adverse health impacts of trauma. Its goal is to help build the capacity of primary care providers to better engage with patients impacted by trauma, as a precursor to skills-based training.

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Understanding about memory

Why do we sometimes struggle to remember? If you’re not sure, you're not alone. There’s been a lack of understanding about memory for a long time – and it’s had dire consequences. Learn more 


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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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