Resources for Supporters

Resources for Supporters


1 in 4 Australian adults have experienced childhood trauma.  Many have not received the support they need to heal. This leaves many survivors living with often serious impacts on their mental and physical health (Banyard et al, 2009), wellbeing, self-esteem and relationships, and educational and work opportunities. 

Because childhood trauma happened within relationships, healing also happens within relationships. Your role in providing a safe relationship of trust is critical for their healing.  Applying the `trauma-informed’ principles of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and empowerment can help you support the survivor in your life. 

If you are supporting a survivor of child abuse and trauma we hope that you find the following resources helpful.


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Phone: 02 8920 3611
PO Box 597 Milsons Point NSW 1565
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The information and resources on this site are provided for general education and as information and/or a guide only. They do not replace, and should not be used as a substitute for, counselling, therapy or other services, and should at no time be regarded or treated as professional advice of any kind. Personal needs and circumstances should always be carefully and thoroughly considered to determine the optimal approach in each individual case.