Child Abduction – Federation Square

On Sunday the 13-07-14 at around 11.00 am an eighteen-year-old female approached a three-year-old child in Federation Square in the Melbourne CBD before picking her up and walking away. The toddler’s family immediately chased down the woman and retrieved their child. Melbourne SOCIT detectives have since charged the eighteen-year-old with child stealing offences and remanded her to…

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Issues of Public Corruption

Dear readers, Victims of Crime Compensation & Counselling Services (VOCCS) has previously indicated that they would be tackling issues of ‘public corruption’ related to victims of crime services in Victoria during 2014. VOCCS would like to announce that they are making significant progress in respect to such and intend to make a comprehensive public announcement…

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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is an evidence-based trauma-focussed psychological therapy to help individuals recover from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related conditions. CPT conceptualises PTSD as a failure to recover in which erroneous beliefs about traumatic events, as well as the use of avoidance as an unhelpful coping strategy, serve to prevent accurate processing…

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Homelessness & Trauma

Recent research indicates that people experiencing homelessness had experienced an average of twenty-one traumatic events compared to just two for the general population. Issues relating to homelessness need to be considered when supporting victims of trauma. “Trauma-informed Care” is an understanding of how trauma impacts on someone and what that means for support workers who…

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