About us

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The Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN) is a network that works with a team of experts to bring together evidence-based resources and research. We make them more accessible to those working with, or interested in, children and young people who have been affected by trauma and grief.


We aim to increase awareness and knowledge amongst a range of professionals working with children and young people to improve the wellbeing of children and adolescents affected by trauma and grief. ACATLGN provides up to date information and educational resources for professionals and other members of the community.

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Message from the chairperson

We are delighted to have you visit this virtual space where you can link with an online community and information resource for those interested in children, adolescents and their futures. The Network presents an exciting opportunity to bring us together to work towards the common goal of supporting positive and hopeful outcomes for young people and their families experiencing trauma, loss and grief.

The Early Trauma Grief website links people from different settings and contexts, and helping build and circulate knowledge and information, so we can better recognise and respond to children and young people’s diverse and often complex needs in the face of threats and losses encountered early in their lives.

The Australian Government has recognised the importance of this opportunity to assist children, young people and their families and has provided support from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Mental Health funding.

Beverley Raphael AM

I look forward to you being a regular visitor or joining with us as friend of the network or network member so you can be a part of this valuable national initiative.

Beverley Raphael AM
Chairperson, ACATLGN