Episode 16 - Survivors of Trauma

In this episode, Dave Cornford talks with Barb Shearer-Jones on the issue of caring for survivors of trauma and abuse.

Barb is the former Chair of Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) , and brings a practical perspective to this challenging and sensitive issue.


Mandatory Reporting
This page examines legal provisions requiring specified people to report suspected abuse and neglect to government child protection services in Australia.1

Blue Knot Foundation - 1300 657 380
Counselling and support for survivors
Bravehearts Inc - 1800 272 831
Counselling and support for survivors, child protection advocacy
Care Leavers Australasia Network - 1800 008 774
Support and advocacy for Forgotten Australians
Child Migrants Trust - 1800 040 509
Social work services for Former Child Migrants, including counselling and support for family reunions
Child Wise - 1800 991 099
Trauma informed telephone and online counselling for childhood abuse. Training and organisational capacity building on child abuse prevention
Children and Young People with Disability Australia - 1800 222 660/03 9417 1025 
National peak body for children and young people with disability. Provides information and systemic representation
Healing Foundation - There is no phone number to contact the Healing Council. Please contact using their website.
Service to help build the capacity of Indigenous organisations and support the development of the Link Up network
In Good Faith Foundation - 03 9326 1190
Independent advocacy, case work, referral and support to aid recovery for victims, their families and communities responding to clergy, religious and lay abuse.
On the Line Australia Inc - 1300 78 99 78
National telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns
People with Disability Australia - 1800 422 015/TTY: 1800 422 016
National telephone line to provide information and referrals to people with disabilities
Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia - 1800 211 028
24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling service for anyone in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault
Tzedek - 1300 893 335
Advocacy, referrals and support services to people who have experienced religious/clergy abuse, with a focus on the Jewish community

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