Hello and welcome to our blog!
Here at the Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network (or ACATLGN for short) we really want to make as much information about kids, trauma and adversity as accessible as possible for everyone.
We really believe that the traumatic experiences and the adversities that kids face has a lasting impact on many of them. It is definitely true that many kids will be resilient when faced with trauma and adversity, but what about the ones who are not? Did you know that childhood trauma and adversity can lead to poor mental health outcomes such as depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, suicide, substance abuse and even psychosis? In fact, lots of kids who are being taken to psychologists, GP's, counsellors and paediatricians with mental health difficulties have been exposed to trauma and adversity.
On this blog we will be posting links to news, resources and research that focuses on childhood trauma and adversity. We will also be providing you with summaries of the latest research, so that it is easier for you to quickly catch up on new developments in the field.
If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see in this blog - remember it is for you! - then feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org