This document is designed to orient readers to the specialist work done by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture. It describes the integrated nature of our approach to working with and for survivors of torture and other traumatic events who come from refugee backgrounds.
Talking about Trauma: Guide to conversations and screening for health and other service providersResource | 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 unitsResource | 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 UsResource | 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.
Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic StresResource | 2021
These guidelines provide general and mental health practitioners, policy makers, industry, and people affected by trauma with access to recommendations reflecting current evidence on how to better respond to the needs and preferences of people living with these mental health issues.
Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service DeliveryResource | 2019
Building on the 2012 Guidelines, this update includes substantial additions around the nature of complex trauma, dissociation and the related clinical challenges, phased therapy, ‘new’ and emerging treatment approaches and issues relating to `evidence-based’ treatment.
Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support: A GuidebookResource | 2012
This guide is designed as a resource for peer supporters who want to learn how to integrate trauma-informed principles into their relationships with the women they support or into the peer support groups of which they are members.
Practice guidelines for treatment of complex trauma and trauma informed care and service deliveryResource | 2012
These guidelines present the collective wisdom of the last two decades of national and international research in the trauma field. They establish insights that optimism about recovery from complex trauma is warranted, and that childhood trauma can be resolved.