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Resources for Survivors

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Resources for survivors

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

Sometimes people don’t recognise the ways in which their prior trauma relates to their current challenges. Others may not have identified what happened to them as traumatic. Sometimes a parent or caregiver has their own trauma history e.g. parent with a mental illness, parent who misused alcohol or drugs, parent in prison, victim of domestic and family violence. This can make childhood trauma harder to name.

Some people grew up in communities in which violence and abuse was the ‘norm’. Sometimes entire generations or communities are affected. Others experienced medical or dental trauma, or grew up in care which was ‘uncaring’ and abusive, and/or in situations of disadvantage.  

If you experienced any form of abuse, violence or trauma in your childhood you may be affected by its impacts. We hope that you find the following resources helpful.

 

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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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