Monday, April 22, 2024

Cathy Kezelman


Blue skies for abuse survivors

Blue Knot Day, organised by Blue Knot Foundation, is a national awareness day on October 28 showing support for adult survivors of complex trauma....

Untangling the knot of childhood trauma

With the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse well underway, the needs of adult survivors of abuse are front and centre of the national agenda. Blue Knot Day is a national awareness day...

Blue Knot Day

With the end of the 2015-16 financial year Blue Knot Foundation enters a full new year bearing its new name. Thank you for everyone who has donated to our end-of-financial year campaign in support of our educational workshops for survivors.

Recovery is possible for adult survivors

The two-year extension of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, recently announced by the Abbott government, brings hope for real and sustained change for the estimated five million adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.

Time to unite in support of adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse

It is estimated that one in five Australians has suffered abuse during childhood. Child abuse is an all too common and destructive form of trauma that has been shown to affect the developing brain. It can potentially impact upon every aspect of functioning throughout life, unless those affected get the right help and support.

Blue Knot Day – new hope for healing

On Monday October 29, Blue Knot Day, the Hon. Mark Butler MP, Federal Minister for Mental Health, launched the Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery. These Guidelines were highly acclaimed, even prior to their release, both nationally and internationally. They offer hope and optimism for pathways to recovery for the 4-5 million Australian adult survivors of unresolved trauma.