Forgotten Australians are people whose lives have been affected by institutional and out-of-home care as children, now faced with re-institutionalisation as they age. This page is designed to support practitioners in the Health Sciences field and focuses on Forgotten Australians, their aged care needs, and trauma-informed care.
Trauma-informed care recognises the history of trauma and trauma responses in people's lives. It prioritises the physical, psychological and emotional safety of consumers and service providers while providing the opportunity for consumers to build control of their lives.
The course developed by Helping Hand is an introduction to understanding the impacts of childhood trauma for people now entering aged care. It focuses on the experiences of Forgotten Australians, Stolen Generations, Former Child Migrants and people affected by forced adoption.
If you require support after accessing the above resources, please contact one of the following: