On the 27th October 2014, Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) will be holding their annual awareness day, Blue Knot Day. Activities and events will be held around Australia uniting communities in support of the estimated five million adult survivors of childhood abuse. Women and men are breaking their silence and in doing so, have been given hope through the support of ASCA, families and communities. In order to continue this support, ASCA has made the theme of this year’s Blue Knot Day recovery and will call on Australians to work together to untangle the knot of child abuse.
Following the release of the Royal Commission's interim report in June, the significance of this year’s Blue Knot Day is growing, as the issue of child abuse has never been more prominent. Recovery is possible, and with community support, more achievable. ASCA urges individuals, organisations and workplaces, to get involved by donating to Blue Knot Day at http://www.givenow.com.au/blueknotday. By visiting the website, communities, secular and faith-based can find how they can get involved with the Blue Knot Day events that help adult survivors reconnect with their families, friends and communities. All funds raised will help support the primary prevention work of ASCA through professional training for healthcare professionals and services, education for the community and support for survivors of childhood trauma and abuse. The full range of activities held during Blue Knot week (October 27th – November 2nd), with details, will be added to the website over the coming weeks.
Blue Knot Day 2014
27 Oct to 2 Nov
Sydney, New South Wales