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Caranua proud to be part of the report ‘Facing the future together: Discussing Ireland’s lifelong responsibility to the survivors of institutional abuse’

On Friday 9th October 2020 at 3.00pm the ‘Facing the future together: Discussing Ireland’s lifelong responsibility to the survivors of institutional abuse’ report was launched via a virtual event. Fergus Finlay hosted a panel discussion with Carmel McDonnell Byrne,...

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  • Facing the Future Together - Conference Report
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    The report details the ongoing effects of the childhood trauma endured by survivors of institutional abuse and looks at their ongoing and future needs:

    The five ‘asks’ identified in the report are:

    Enhanced medical card for survivors and support with housing
    Continuation of free easily accessible counselling services for survivors and their families
    Provision of advocacy supports for survivors in the long-term, including accessing public services, linkage with support services, homelessness and addiction supports
    All medical, and public service staff working in a customer-facing role should receive trauma-informed practice training on how to identify survivors and the different approaches to the support they may require.
    Identification of supports needed by survivors based outside of Ireland
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