Allies and Supporters
Allies and Supporters are family members, government services and departments, other service providers, health workers, aged care workers, workers in the criminal justice system and members of the wider community who, like us, want to better support people impacted by childhood trauma and trauma from forced adoptions.
Wattle Place can only partly address the trauma resulting from the harsh treatment people received in the past. Obviously, we can’t change that past, but we believe people who were treated so cruelly and unfairly as children deserve, at the very least, kindness and respect now. We, as a society, can work together to enable them to experience the feelings of safety, care, joy, pride and belonging that they should have known as children.
We are asking for your help to create a kinder, less traumatising, more inclusive society for those who carry the burdens of past experiences. We invite everyone to learn more about the stories of Forgotten Australians, Stolen Generations and Former Child Migrants, forced adoptions and the reasons behind the National Redress Scheme.
Understanding this history and these experiences, and recognising the lasting impacts of those experiences on the individuals who endured them, should challenge you to change your assumptions and, therefore, the way you respond to people whose behaviours or responses you find difficult.
It is important to know that there are things all of us can do to make our interactions more positive for everyone involved, and reduce obstacles that people with a history or trauma face.