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Webinar: Safe and Inclusive Care for Forgotten Australians and Other Trauma Survivors

Helping Hand’s ‘Real Care the Second Time Around’ Project has been refunded by the Australian Government for another two years to support Forgotten Australians and care leavers to access aged care. This important project also aims to build cultural and structural change in the aged care sector by informing them about the history, experiences, impact of complex trauma and barriers to care for Forgotten Australians.

Forgotten Australians represent the majority of the 500,000 children who spent their childhoods in orphanages and other out of home care as children, and as a result, many experienced abuse, which has resulted in significant barriers to care in their adulthood.

The project team are offering a free one hour presentation – Safe and Inclusive Care for Forgotten Australians and Other Trauma Survivors to the aged and health care sectors.  The presentation will help providers understand the impact of complex trauma and practical tips to engage with older people who come from a background of childhood trauma in ‘care’.

For further information, view this factsheet. You can also contact the Project Coordinator via email or visit the Helping Hand website.