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Unite in support of adult survivors of childhood trauma | South Sydney Herald South Sydney Herald

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Unite in support of adult survivors of childhood trauma

ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse) is calling on members of the community to get involved in something positive this Blue Knot Day, ASCA’s annual awareness-raising day in support of the five million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma.

There have been too many unhelpful comments from leaders who ought to know better. There’s no need to repeat them here.

ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse) is calling on members of the community to get involved in something positive this Blue Knot Day, ASCA’s annual awareness-raising day in support of the five million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma.

Following the release of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s interim report in June, ASCA President, Dr Cathy Kezelman, said the significance of this year’s Blue Knot Day is growing as the issue of child sexual abuse has never been more prominent.

On Monday October 27, Blue Knot Day will focus its attention on the education and training urgently needed for health professionals and organisations working with survivors.

Activities will be held in the week from October 27 to November 2.

An ecumenical service of prayers will be held at Pitt Street Uniting Church (264 Pitt St Sydney) on Saturday November 1, from 10.30am.

You might consider hosting an awareness-raising activity in your community, entering the 4th Annual Untangle the Knot Photo Competition, purchasing Blue Knot pins and friendship bracelets.

When children are abused they become confused … life, even in adulthood, can be chaotic and tangled.
 ASCA helps untangle the knot of child abuse for adults who were abused as children.
 ASCA helps those who have experienced childhood trauma to recover. The message this year is simple: Recovery is possible!

www.asca.org.au

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