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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 

Supporting survivors and those who support them

People who experience abuse and trauma in childhood (which comes in many forms), often struggle with their psychological and physical health. People close to survivors often don’t know what to do and say. Blue Knot Foundation empowers survivors on their journey to healing while supporting those around them. Learn more 

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How we do this:

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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NSW and Victoria will join the National Redress Scheme


The Prime Minister and New South Wales and Victorian Governments today announced that NSW and Victoria will join the National Redress Scheme. A National Redress Information Line for survivors seeking information about the Scheme is now available on: 1800 146 713). Updated information about the Scheme will also be available on  Learn more 


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