Principles of trauma-informed approaches to child sexual abuse
Commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
This paper provides clarity on the concept of trauma-informed care. Drawing on the international evidence, it reviews the emergence of trauma-informed care in Australia and overseas, how it is being implemented in practice, trauma-informed systems and service settings, trauma-integrated interventions, and the utility, strengths, and limitations of this approach.
This paper was authored by AIFS staff and published by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Quadara, A. & Hunter, C. (2016). Principles of Trauma-informed approaches to child sexual abuse: A discussion paper, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney.
Synthesises international evidence regarding risk and protective factors related to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.
50 in-depth interviews were conducted with victim/survivors and their families to explore the effect of disclosure of abuse.
These guidelines have been developed to build the capacity of workers in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug sectors to support clients.
Paper aims to provide an overview of complex trauma as a concept for classifying a varying range of symptomatology.