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‘Broken' : The psychological trauma suffered by family carers of children and adults with autism and/or learning disabilities

The CBF’s trauma survey, which is one strand of a wider Respond, Tizard and CBF project (commissioned by NHSE) investigated the availability and effectiveness of trauma support for family carers of children and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism. The findings from the survey provided evidence that the current system is dramatically failing families and that too often their interaction with 'the system' and services adds to, or is the cause of, trauma and its devastating impact. 

You can read or download the full report of the findings of the trauma survey here: Broken: The psychological trauma suffered by family carers of children and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism and the support required.

If you support someone with a severe learning disability whose behaviour challenges you can contact the CBF Family Support service on 0300 666 0126 or email us at: support@thecbf.org.uk.

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