Reframing Responses - Supporting Women Survivors of Child Abuse:
The Reframing Responses stage 1 research project was completed in early August 2006. The Literature Review, Report and Recommendations have been widely distributed. An article has been published on Auseinetter, a quarterly publication and website journal. MHCC then developed a proposal for a second stage of the project to be conducted in 2007 - 2008.
Information Resource Guide and Workbook for Community Managed Organisations
Start Date: October 2008
Completion Date: December 2009 - Submitted to funder
Extension: Updated manual and launch of newly designed version - Dec 2010.
In 2006, the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) secured a grant from the Victims of Violent Crime Grant Program to conduct Reframing Responses: Improving service provision to women survivors of child sexual abuse who experience mental health problems (2006).
This research project undertook to study the capacity across and
between non-government organisations to provide services to women
survivors of childhood sexual abuse with complex needs, by
evaluating existing service delivery. It sought to develop an
understanding of safety issues, models of care and identify gaps,
inequalities and barriers to access as well as to provide
recommendations for service delivery.
Subsequently, the Victims of Violent Crime Grant Program
provided funding for stage two of the project: Reframing Responses
- Supporting Women Survivors of Child Abuse: Information Resource
Guide and Workbook for Community Managed Organisations. The project
aims are to assist those working in a broad range of community
services to understand the dynamics of childhood abuse, assisting
them to make sense of the context in which problems affecting their
The Information Resource Guide provides workers with practical
guidelines to assist survivors along their pathway to recovery and
aims to inform and support the many community services in daily
contact with adult survivors presenting with complex needs which
require referral to other services. The Workbook includes some
reflective practice exercises for workers to consider and discuss
Our objective is that the Information Resource Guide and
Workbook will serve as an invaluable resource for a wide range of
services including community mental health and other community
services; medical practitioners and allied health professionals;
school teachers; voluntary organisations; carers and anyone in
contact with survivors in their work. Survivors may also find the
Workbook a useful tool which both acknowledges and validates their
experience, and may assist them in consumer advocacy
Resource Guide and Workbook
- Reframing Responses Stage Two: Supporting Women Survivors of Child Abuse. An Information Resource Guide and Workbook for Community Managed Organisations - December 2010
You can order a hard copy for $29 plus postage.
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Contact Corinne Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org