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'The last frontier' : practice guidelines for treatment of complex trauma and trauma informed care and service delivery (2012)

Author

Kezelman CA, Stavropoulos PA

City

Sydney

Type

Report

Institution

Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)

 

Description

These guidelines seek to address a gap that currently exists in the knowledge, understanding and practice of complex trauma treatment. Although not a specific focus of the guidelines, Indigenous peoples are identified as one of the groups in the Australian population most likely to have experienced complex trauma.

The effects of complex trauma are pervasive and, if unresolved, negatively impact mental and physical health across the lifespan. Research shows however that the impacts of even severe early trauma can be resolved, and its negative intergenerational effects can be intercepted.

These guidelines present the evidence base needed to translate research into practice.

Adapted from Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)

Contact details

Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)
King Room, Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre
16-18 Fitzroy Street
Kirribilli NSW 2061
Ph: (02) 8920 3611
Fax: (02) 8920 3644

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Last updated: 22 January 2013
 
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