The ACATLGN is a web based resource that aims to provide high quality information and educational resources, and to make them freely accessible to professionals.
The Network addresses the trauma, loss and grief experiences of children and adolescents across a wide range of childhood adversities in two general areas that are relevant for young people in Australia today:
1. Specific adversitiesAbuse, neglect and violence, disasters and mass adversities, medical traumas and injuries; family disruption; parental mental health; bullying; grief and bereavement; homelessness and poverty; and involvement with the justice system.
2. Settings/contextsFamily structures functioning and complexity; early childhood settings and services; educational settings and services; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families; rural and remote communities; out of home care; mental health and primary care; and refugee and migrant families.
ACATLGN also includes the Trauma Grief Network (TGN) supporting families website, developed specifically for parents, carers and the broader community.