Dave chats with Blue Knot Foundation President Dr Cathy Kezelman AM who is calling for families to support survivors to help ‘break the silence’ this National Families Week – 15 to 21 May.
“Support from families is critical to help survivors of childhood trauma including abuse speak out so they can begin their journey to healing and help prevent the cycle of abuse from continuing” said Dr Cathy Kezelman AM, who is an official Ambassador for National Families Week.
Blue Knot Foundation has released a guide for family members to help them broach safe conversations about trauma, and avoid common mistakes.
“Unfortunately, people don’t generally know how to respond to trauma – even when it involves those closest to them, such as family members,” said Dr Kezelman.
“People need to gain the understanding and skills that are vital to talk about trauma in a way that ensures the safety and healing of the person affected.”