It’s our goal to create Tasmania’s first community-funded, state-of-the-art child trauma centre; a safe place where children can rediscover their childhoods and leave behind the deep and damaging pain of abuse.
Why are we creating a new centre in Tasmania?
Abuse and violation undermines the very core of children. It disconnects children from their feelings. It betrays their confidence in people. It stops them from being able to trust. The trauma of abuse isolates children. It is hard for them to depend on adults. The world feels unpredictable. It is not safe. They are forced to shut down in order to protect themselves and survive.
Children need safe places and the support of specialists who understand their experiences and can help them heal. Our specialist Child Trauma Centres are a safe place, where children can rediscover their childhood. They are supported to leave behind the deep and damaging pain of abuse, rebuild trust, and stop blaming themselves for what has happened to them.