Trauma and young people: Moving toward trauma-informed services and systems
Authors: Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, and Phoenix Australia, Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
This report identifies a number of opportunities to improve the response to trauma among Australian young people, with a particular focus on improving identification, support and treatment within mental health systems. Across all the actions and activities described in the report, it is crucial that sector experts (across trauma and youth mental health) and individuals with a lived experience are involved and contribute to their design, implementation and evaluation.
This report recommends government, services and young people collaborate to develop better identification, assessment, support and treatment of trauma within mental health systems.