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“I've done a good deal of study on working with trauma – so I was pleased to get a new perspective and plenty of value out of the day.”

SUDEVA HAWKES Family Violence Prevention Legal Centre

“Thank you for a well-pitched training session. Very informative and practical and very well and professionally.”

ADRIENNE SEVERI Juvenile Justice

“Excellent presenter who was able to personalise and connect the topic. Kept a well focused group and discussion. Presenter was able to help you feel empowered and worthwhile – validated our work.”

ANONYMOUS Family Violence Prevention Legal Centre

“Enjoyed the style of training. Lecture, questions, interaction. Very good. Thank you.”


“The training content and delivery was exactly what we were looking for. All those involved in the program felt more informed and better equipped to work and support adult survivors through trauma informed practice. Thank you.”

KATE DOBBRICK Maurice Blackburn

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Resources for Legal and Justice Personnel

This section of the website contains useful information for legal and justice personnel.

Below you will find relevant publications, articles, fact sheets, a video, general information and resources for survivors.


Blue Knot Foundation’s background paper Trauma and the Law: Applying trauma informed practice to legal and judicial contexts establishes the need to apply trauma-informed practice within and across the legal and judiciary system. Register and download a copy of this paper here.


ABC News | 15 Feb 2017 | Child sex abuse royal commission:
Lawyers reveal trauma of representing survivors

"Those times when a lot of clients had been abused — I had been doing those same things with my own kids and getting secondary trauma," she said. "I started suffering flashbacks of things that had happened to my clients when I was with my own kids." Read more>>

Fact sheets

Blue Knot Foundation's fact sheet for Workers in Diverse Service Settings.

Workers fact sheet






Blue Knot Foundation's fact sheet for Managers on Trauma-Informed Service Delivery.

Managers fact sheet






Video - "Becoming Trauma-Informed"

is a video for anyone working in a service setting, including all staff and volunteers, of the possibility of trauma in the people accessing their service.

This short video introduces the concept of becoming trauma-informed. Through real life examples, it shows how implementing the 5 principles of Trauma Informed Practice: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment can and does make a real difference.

Being trauma-informed helps not only the person accessing a service and the person delivering it but also the service culture itself. Being trauma-informed is a win-win for all; this video will show you how.


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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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