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The Redfern Legal Centre has received some much-needed financial support after announcing a funding shortfall. But one important service is still going to close.
In response to the rapidly changing world of social media, the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA) has recently introduced a set of best practice guidelines for social media fundraising. The Standard of Social Media Fundraising Practice has been designed to ensure funds raised on social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, are done so ethically, and that fundraisers abide by three principles: transparency, accountability and respect.
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.