Blue Knot Day: Support adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse

Published: Wednesday 19th October 2016

Blue Knot Day on Monday 24 October is the Blue Knot Foundation's annual awareness day which encourages all Australians to unite in support of adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse (one in four Australians).  The foundation supports survivors, their families and communities through professional phone counselling, information and resources, advocacy and educational workshops.

The theme for Blue Knot Day 2016 is ‘Together we lead the way to survivor recovery’. The tangled knot symbolises the complexity of childhood trauma and blue symbolises a clear sky that provides the space for new possibilities. Browse the Blue Knot Day website for ideas on how you can get involved.

Help to safeguard children in the ACU community

Completing ACU's online module on Working with Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults is an important action that you can take to improve the safety and protection of children in our community. It can contains four parts which can each be completed in around 30 minutes. You can access the module on the staff LEO site.

All ACU staff should also familiarise themselves with the University’s Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedures.
For further information about ACU’s Policy and Procedures or the online module, contact Lisa Carroli, ACU’s National Child Protection Manager on email or 03 9953 3364 (Ext 3364).
Help and support

If you or someone close to you has been affected by any of the issues raised in this story, the following may be able to help you.