This document describes the specialist work done by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST, known as Foundation House). It describes the integrated nature of their approach to working with and for survivors of torture and other traumatic events who come from refugee backgrounds.
Other learning opportunities
Talking about Trauma: Guide to conversations and screening for health and other service providersService development | Therapeutic theory & practice | Trauma informed care | 2018
Many service providers feel poorly equipped to have conversations with people they know or suspect have experienced trauma. This Blue Knot Foundation publication helps service providers to know when and how to ‘talk about trauma’ or to screen for trauma.
The Right To Be Safe - Ensuring sexual safety in acute mental health inpatient unitsDiversity | Trauma informed care | 2018
This project report is informed by an analysis of complaints and also considers the findings of four MHCC investigations into sexual safety breaches, a comprehensive review of national and international literature, and wide-ranging stakeholder consultations.
Breaking the Cycle of Trauma, Koori Parenting, What Works for UsAboriginal & Torres Strait Islander | Families & carers | Trauma informed care | 2014
Consisting of a booklet, poster and post cards, the resources convey key messages and practical strategies to help Koori parents break intergenerational cycles of trauma within their families. The resources have been directly informed by and developed for, urban, Aboriginal parents.