Trauma and posttraumatic mental health
The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH) provides information and useful resources about posttraumatic mental health for practitioners and people directly affected at www.acpmh.unimelb.edu.au. ACPMH has recently released PTSD treatment guidelines for practitioners.
The United States National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) provides information for parents, professionals, and other community groups, at www.nctsnet.org. Of particular relevance is a practitioner toolkit about understanding the links between adolescent trauma and substance abuse.
Asylum seekers and migrants who have experienced torture and trauma
The Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASST) has a list of agencies that provide support, advocacy and treatment.
The Red Cross has information, advice, and resources for kids, teenagers, teachers, and parents.
Domestic violence and sexual abuse
The Domestic Violence Resource Centre is a Victorian service that supports both practitioners and families. It can also provide the name and contact details of agencies and support groups throughout Australia.
Veterans and their families
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides information, resources and referral advice at www.dva.gov.au or on 1800 555 254. The Department can provide the number of the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service in your state and territory.
Victims of crime
A list of victim support hotlines in each state and territory, as well as information about other relevant services throughout Australia.
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