Our Documents



2017 - Talking About Trauma - Guide to Everyday Conversations for the General Public
This paper is the first in a series on the topic of Talking about trauma. It establishes the importance of having conversations around trauma.

2016 - Trauma and the Law: Applying trauma informed practice to legal and judicial contexts
This paper establishes the need to apply trauma-informed practice within and across the legal and judiciary system.

2015 - The Cost of Unresolved Childhood Trauma and Abuse in Adults in Australia 

Blue Knot Foundation and Pegasus Economics came together to develop a report on the economic impact of unresolved childhood trauma and abuse in adults in Australia. The report highlights a strategy for addressing the structural budget deficit by addressing the public health issue of childhood trauma and abuse at its core. Click here to read the full report >>

2015 - ASCA Professional Support Line Research 2015

2014 - ASCA Professional Support Line Research 2014

2013 - ASCA Professional Support Line Research 2013

2012 - Blue Knot Foundation's Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery

These Guidelines present the collective wisdom of the last two decades of national and international research in the trauma field. They are poised to revolutionise possibilities for recovery for the large numbers of people with unresolved "complex trauma" - child abuse in all its forms, including neglect, family and community violence and other adverse childhood events. They shows evidence that optimism towards recovery from complex trauma is warranted, and that childhood trauma can be resolved. Register and download the full document here>>

2010 - Use and Abuse

ASCA, in partnership with the Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies at University of New South Wales conducted a research project exploring the experiences of adult survivors of child abuse in drug and alcohol treatment. The research project aimed to shed new light on the use of alcohol and drugs by adult survivors and the challenges that this poses to professional practice in alcohol and drug services. Click here to read the full report>>

2006 - Ritual Abuse and Torture in Australia


2002 - Ritual Abuse Information Package