Greater Brisbane


The cost of unresolved childhood trauma and abuse in adults in Australia

4 Feb 2015 | Research papers


Australian Institute of Family Studies

This report from ASCA examines the economic costs of child abuse in later life and argues for it to be seen as a mainstream public health issue.

Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) and Pegasus Economics have published their report, The Cost of Unresolved Childhood Trauma and Abuse in Adults in Australia.

The report highlights a strategy for addressing the structural budget deficit by addressing the public health issue of childhood trauma and abuse at its core.

It finds government could save $9 billion in healthcare costs by addressing childhood trauma.


Children and Youth, Families, Mental Health, Support Services
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