Survivors

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Resources for Survivors

Children can experience trauma in childhood in a range of ways including sexual, emotional or physical abuse and neglect and/or growing up with domestic or community violence and other adverse childhood experiences). Children can also experience trauma in the absence of overt abuse e.g. if caregivers are unable to meet a child’s emotional needs (e.g. because they have unresolved trauma histories themselves e.g. as a result of mental illness or substance abuse).

When people have experienced childhood trauma it can negatively impact their health and well-being in adulthood. It can affect their self-esteem, capacity to have healthy relationships, their emotional and physical health and other aspects of daily life.  Research shows that with the right support that recovery is possible, even from severe trauma early in life It also shows that when an parent has worked through their trauma, their children benefit.

If you have experienced trauma or abuse of any sort in childhood, the following resources and information are designed to help you understand childhood trauma and abuse, its impacts, as well as where and how to find help them help you need.

Fact sheet

Download Towards Recovery: ASCA's factsheet for people who have experienced childhood trauma

“Towards recovery”

Is a short video for survivors of all forms of childhood trauma and abuse. It has been developed by survivors, as well as those who support them professionally and personally.

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Testimonials

  • I commend this workshop to service providers and those involved in social services to ensure you are up to date on the issues surrounding caring and appropriate responses to people who have experienced child abuse. ALAN WOODWARD

  • The training yesterday was extremely well received. I really appreciated it – but more valuable is that attendees had so many positives to say! And, fabulous trainer also! PRASHANT MUNRO

  • As one of the millions of survivors in this country, I sincerely thank you for your efforts and am so grateful to have stumbled across your service and join in the cause! KYMM MCNAMARA

  • Just wanting to thank you for sharing the hope that recovery is possible, increasing awareness and promoting choice. BETH PASTORE

  • I just wanted to say how excellent I think the guidelines document is. It is thoroughly researched, well written and draws poignant conclusions, necessary for the future of mental health care. I congratulate you all on such an impressive document. A/PROF M. DORAHY

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