RiSE QLD is proud to be part of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression. Extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behaviours.
RiSE QLD’s goal is to communicate with Government departments, associated providers, specialists and individuals to address the lived experience of domestic violence, rising statistics, affordable housing and the barriers preventing at-risk individuals from reaching their full potential.
We believe the website has the potential to assist us in changing the conversation offering knowledge and awareness that will permeate the culture with individuals and families having access to trauma informed and trauma specific services to achieve optimal social and emotional health and wellbeing, collaborating with a cross sector of private and public, for profit and not for profit partnerships in turn benefiting the whole region with a flow on effect.
With no ongoing funding stream the website has been an ongoing stress. Your skills and knowledge is a partnership we very much need to reflect the work we have been doing. Much respect and thank you for having us along today.
As a Registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, RiSE QLD aims to uphold the positive effect on public trust and confidence in the charity sector.
The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Survey can be used to open a dialogue about how current behaviour may be linked to childhood experiences and can help individuals understand how experience has shaped them.
By implementing the results of this survey after ensuring its appropriate administration with Queensland, a more acute understanding of the importance can be created.
Build Moreton’s first trauma retreat
A new approach
A village with shared facility
A central Community hub
Socially inclusive environment
Healing from an experience of trauma should be focused on the need to increase the capacity of survivors to be aware of and control their reactions to a range of trauma stimuli, including flashbacks, extreme emotion states, and interactions with others.
Importantly, this needs to occur within a safe and predictable external environment. A safe environment is one which supports and encourages this, and which does not recreate situations of humiliation, disempowerment, isolation, danger, unpredictability and disempowerment.
It is important to be aware that such situations may be created unwittingly and by unintentional omission or commission of certain procedures and processes. By understanding the impacts of trauma, service organisations will be more aware of the possibility of retraumatising people inadvertently.
A new approach to an old problem with the aim to provide a safe place to heal and rebuild their lives. Through a village style design incorporating shared facilities and a central community hub, individuals can focus on their own self-care while developing trust with qualified peer support.
Engaging with the interested members of the public is a priority for RiSE QLD, so we have created, updated and improved all the information you will see as you peruse through our new home. A lot of thought has gone into highlighting the information RiSE QLD considers relevant in its its challenge to advocate for systemic change required to create a more just and caring society.
So please, interact with all we have to offer, share our website with your family and friends and provide any feedback you feel is important for our team at RiSE QLD to know about.
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