Blue Knot Foundation has developed a number of series of fact sheets. These meet the needs of the different groups affected by complex trauma including childhood trauma and abuse. This includes those who have experienced it, and those who support them personally and professionally. Fact sheets have also been developed around a range of particular topics of interest.
Series of Fact Sheets including Plain English, Easy Read and Fact Sheets in Other Languages
Different Series of Fact Sheets:
Blue Knot has developed a set of fact sheets which we hope will help you understand more about the different categories of trauma.
If you have experiences of complex trauma, childhood trauma, child abuse or intergenerational trauma, or are supporting someone who has, these fact sheets will be relevant to you.
Blue Knot has developed an extensive series of fact sheets which provide information about the stress and trauma responses, coping strategies, the impacts of trauma, identity and belonging, and recovery from trauma.
If you are a survivor or support someone who is, we have included a lot of information and tools which we hope you will find useful to better understand the experiences related to trauma.
Survivors and supporters
Blue Knot has developed fact sheets specifically for different groups of people affected by complex trauma, including childhood trauma and abuse. We have included survivor and supporter fact sheets here.
Fact sheets for professionals, including GPs, workers and managers can be found on the professional community website. There are other series of fact sheets which explain some of the issues raised in these fact sheets in more detail. Please also see those
These fact sheets for the general public have been designed to support safe conversations with different people in your life. They include fact sheets for having safe conversations with a friend, family member or colleague who you suspect or know has experiences of trauma. Another fact sheet provides information and tools for having trauma-informed conversations. An additional fact sheet provides guidelines for supporting a person who is disclosing child sexual abuse as an adult.
Blue Knot developed this series of fact sheets to increase understanding about memory and tackle some of the common myths. They are informed by the latest research and are designed to improve understanding around memory including the relationship between trauma and memory, body memories, delayed recall of memory and the role of dissociation. If you have experiences of complex trauma and your memory has been affected, or if you are supporting someone who has, we hope this section will help you understand what has happened better.
These fact sheets were developed to build understanding for people with complex trauma experiencing during the COVID pandemic including issues around wearing face masks.
Plain English, Easy Read and Other Language Fact Sheets:
Some fact sheets are also presented in Plain English and Easy Read versions for people with disability or who face barriers to reading and understanding. They are tagged accordingly.
Some fact sheets have also been translated for people from different cultures and for people who speak in a language other than English have been translated into:
– Simplified Chinese
– Traditional Chinese
They are tagged with the relevant language.