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'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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Why are we further traumatising our abused youth?
The brutalisation of youth in the Northern Territory's Don Dale Detention Centre has shocked Australians. The footage of degrading physical violations and extreme punishments by the prison officers was reminiscent of the torture and dehumanising abuse of prisoners at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, images of which sparked global outrage in 2003.

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Police investigating Cardinal George Pell child abuse allegations: report
Police are investigating multiple allegations of child abuse against Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, including that he touched the genitals of children while swimming in a public pool in Ballarat in the late 1970s.

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Towards a better understanding of how we can support our Veterans
The chilling public hearing of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse explored child sexual abuse within the Australia Defence Force from the 1960s to the present. The acts reported were violent and brutal, and a culture of silencing, shaming and inaction was prevalent.

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Trauma-informed Practice in Domestic and Family Violence Services

All services that are presented by those with a lived experience of unresolved trauma, should integrate trauma-informed principles into their practice systems. And that includes domestic and family violence services.

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Important information for institutions

Blue Knot Foundation’s new training will help institutions to better support and respond to adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Read more.

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Royal Commission Announcement

No more registrations for private sessions will be taken by the Royal Commission after 30th September. Blue Knot Foundation supports the Commission in calling for an ongoing forum for survivors to tell their story and be heard.

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Freda Briggs memorial service

A Celebration of the Life and Achievements of the late Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs AO - Blue Knot Foundation patron, hosted by the Premier of South Australia, will take place at 2:30 pm on Thursday, 16 June 2016 at The University of Adelaide, Bonython Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide.

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ASCA unveils new name and rebrands as Blue Knot Foundation

Blue Knot Foundation, formerly known as Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA), the leading national organisation working with adult survivors of childhood trauma including abuse, today announced its new name.

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United call for Urgent Action on Redress

Blue Knot Foundation (formerly ASCA) unites with other key organisations to seek firm commitment from Turnbull government for prompt establishment of sustainable national single redress scheme. 

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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.”


“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.”


"At last there is some sound education and empathetic support for individuals and partners impacted by such gross boundary violations.”


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