The following section includes a lot of information about complex trauma, childhood trauma, vicarious trauma and child abuse. We know that many different people want to know more about these areas. For this reason, we have made the information freely available to everyone.
If you are a survivor, family member, friend or partner, we hope you will find the information useful. While the pages talk about the nature of trauma and abuse, and how it can affect people, they also focus on the strengths and resilience of surviving, and the importance of connection and relationships. Importantly they discuss possibilities for recovery, and a ‘trauma-informed’ approach to care.
Some sections may be particularly interesting for professionals as they focus on research and treatment.