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.
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.
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.