Front Page Articles

Jul
29
Supporting survivors and those who support them
People who experience abuse and trauma in childhood or complex trauma as an adult often struggle with their psychological and physical health. People supporting them often don’t know what to do and say. Blue Knot Foundation empowers survivors to recover and supports those around them.

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Jan
14
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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Oct
03
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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Oct
02
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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May
17
Child abuse royal commission: Justice McClellan warns churches to change or risk illegitimacy

Every major Australian church has been cautioned to better protect children or risk illegitimacy. In a speech to the National Council of Churches, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse chairman Justice Peter McClellan urged religious leaders to act on his recommendations.

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May
10
National child sex abuse redress scheme gets Budget allocation
The Federal Budget has allocated $33.4 million to the setting up of the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Supporters of the scheme have welcomed the funding and are urging the states, churches and charities to opt-in to the scheme.

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Nov
07
Parents urged to hold children close as figures show childhood trauma leads to adult mental health issues
A leading mental health advocate has urged parents to provide a safe environment for their children, from birth, to prevent later life impacts, after new figures were released showing up to 88 per cent of adult survivors of childhood trauma develop mental health problems.

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Oct
10
Turnbull government announces massive compensation scheme for sex abuse victims

States, churches and charities are under pressure to support the federal government's national scheme to compensate victims of child sexual abuse with payments of up to $150,000. 

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Oct
05
Trauma and the Law

The Victorian Law Institute Journal has published Blue Knot Foundation’s foundational paper for the legal and justice sector Dealing with Trauma, click here to read the published paper.

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Aug
31
'Children abused across all institutions, not just churches': Francis Sullivan on RN Breakfast
Today, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will return its focus to the Catholic Church and its response to reported abuse in the Hunter region.

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“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

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