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This website provides information, education, and help to those adversely affected by or interested in cultic and other high-control groups and relationships.
The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic and other high-control environments.
Their ‘How can we help you?’ page has cult-specific resources for survivors, their loved ones, and professionals; as well as a long list of pertinent ‘Cults 101’ resources.
Fact sheet to help you if you are supporting a family member, friend, partner or someone you care about to recover from childhood trauma or abuse.
The information can help you understand what happened to the person, how it affected them, how they coped and what you can do to support them.
It also highlights the importance of building a safe trusting relationship with the person you are supporting
It is one in a series of fact sheets written specifically for survivors and supporters affected by complex trauma, including childhood trauma and abuse.
There are also other series of fact sheets which explain some of the issues raised in these fact sheets in more detail. You can find them on our website under 'Resources - Fact Sheets'
This series of Fact Sheets explains more about what happens with experiences of complex trauma, the effects, the reactions people have, the way people cope and possibilities for healing. If you have experienced Complex Trauma or are supporting someone who has, we hope this series will build your understanding, add to your knowledge and support your journey.
Find out about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. You can find out what your ACE score is, and more importantly, what your Resilience Score is.
ACESTooHigh is a news site that reports on research about positive and adverse childhood experiences, including developments in epidemiology, neurobiology, and the biomedical and epigenetic consequences of toxic stress. We also cover how people, organizations, agencies and communities are implementing practices and policies based on the research. This includes developments in education, juvenile justice, criminal justice, public health, medicine, mental health, social services, and cities, counties and states.
Resources for the public on trauma and dissociative disorders, including FAQs for parents and for teachers; Fact Sheets for caregivers; information on how to support someone who lives with dissociative identities; and websites of interest for people with dissociative identity disorder.
Members of the general public are becoming more aware of the prevalence of trauma and how it can affect people. However, many people feel poorly equipped to have everyday conversations with people they know or suspect have actually experienced trauma.
Talking about trauma: guide to everyday conversations for the general public provides a simple guide, in plain English, to support these critical conversations. Whether you are starting the conversation yourself (because you suspect a person is experiencing/has experienced trauma) or you are responding to a person telling you about their trauma. The following information, evidence and tips will help you manage the challenges and minimise the risks.
These fact sheets for the general public have been designed to support safe conversations with different people in your life. They include fact sheets for having safe conversations with a friend, family member or colleague who you suspect or know has experiences of trauma. Another fact sheet provides information and tools for having trauma-informed conversations. An additional fact sheet provides guidelines for supporting a person who is disclosing child sexual abuse as an adult.
Survivors of childhood trauma deserve all the peace and security that a loving relationship can provide. But a history of abuse or neglect can make trusting another person feel terrifying. Trying to form an intimate relationship may lead to frightening missteps and confusion.
How can we better understand the impact of trauma, and help survivors find the love, friendship and support they and their partner deserve?
The loved ones of people with a history of complex play a vital role in supporting and caring for their loved ones. But some days, it is hard to make sense of it all. Heather Tuba shares five quotes that help her do that better.
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that provides a platform to amplify the voices and lived experience of Stolen Generations survivors and their families.
We work with communities to create a place of safety, providing an environment for Stolen Generations survivors and their families to speak for themselves, tell their own stories, and be in charge of their own healing.
We promote trauma-aware, healing-informed practice to help government, policymakers, and workforces understand their role in intergenerational healing.
By addressing unresolved trauma in First Nations communities – trauma that was caused by colonisation and actions like the forced removal of children – we are walking alongside communities on the path to healing.
We are governed by a First Nations Board and Executive and guided in our work by our Stolen Generations and Youth Reference Groups.
Our work honours our First Nations ancestors to ensure our future generations continue to thrive for the next 60,000 years.
Blue Knot Foundation has developed a series of 5 short videos with funding from Federal Department of Health.
Given the prevalence of trauma and its effects, it is important for people to be informed about trauma and how best to support people who may have experienced it, particularly complex trauma related to trauma and abuse in childhood.
This guide is for family, friends, partners, carers and others who are supporting an adult who has experienced any form of sexual trauma, either recently, or in the past.
The guide aims to provide information to help understand the impacts of sexual trauma and how the experience can change behaviours, thoughts, emotions and wellbeing. It also contains suggestions on coping and recovery, and guidance on how to support the person you care about.
Legal and service information in this guide is applicable to Western Australia. If you live in another location, you will need to source information relevant to your area.