Attachment, Trauma and Abuse Resources

The effect of trauma on the brain development of children: Evidence-based principles for supporting the recovery of children in care. CFCA Practitioner Resource— June 2016 CFCA Practitioner Resource— June 2016.

Trauma-informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit (TICPOT) – A FREE quality improvement audit and implementation resource for developing a trauma-informed organisational and practice culture. By Mental Health Coordinating Council.

Understanding safeguarding practices for children with dis.ability when engaging with organisations – This resource explores how an understanding of abuse and neglect, relating to children with disability, can assist in establishing child-safe organisations. CFCA Practitioner Resource by Sarah Wayland and Gabrielle Hindmarsh. 2017.

What is child abuse and neglect – The purpose of this resource sheet is to provide practitioners, policy makers and researchers with a working definition of child abuse and neglect. It provides a general definition of child abuse and neglect and definitions of the five commonly regarded subtypes. Child Family Community Australia (Sept 2018).

Developmental differences in children who have experienced adversity: Practitioner Resource, Sara McLean, May 2018. Child Family Community Australia.

Speak Up and Be Safe from Abuse – Abuse is not ok. Everyone has the right to speak up. Scope was supported by the Victorian Government to produce a communication toolkit and resources for people with communication difficulties, to support people identify and report abuse.

Understanding safeguarding practices for children with disability when engaging with organisations. This resource explores how an understanding of abuse and neglect, relating to children with disability, can assist in establishing child-safe organisations, Child, Family, Community, Australia .

The Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Complex Trauma & Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery – Blue Know Foundation 2012.

To my Teacher… A memo from a child in foster care.

Australian Childhood Foundation – Free downloadable resources for professionals to use in their practice.

Taking Time: a trauma-informed framework for supporting people with intellectual disability. Resource. December 2015. The Taking Time Trauma-Informed Framework has been developed to guide service providers who support people with intellectual disability.

Taking Time: Background for trauma informed framework for supporting people with intellectual disability. Report. December 2015. This Literature Review explores definitions and perspectives in relation to trauma and disability, and considers the data on the prevalence of both.

Facing Tough Times – Supporting your family through life’s tough times 2015. A resource from the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss an Grief Network.

Responding to children and young people’s disclosure of abuse – A practitioner resource March 2015.

Neglect or emotional abuse in teenagers aged 13-18 – a leaflet summarized research. 2014.

Centre for the Developing Child, Harvard University. Working Papers Series on early brain development, emotional regulation, resilience, attachment –