Towards Recognition of Abuse, Understanding and Mutuality through Arts
T.R.A.U.M.A. builds on our earlier research in Safe, Seen, Supported which found that a better understanding of abuse – how to recognise it, talk about it, and respond to it – is vital. In T.R.A.U.M.A. we formed an Arts Collective to safely explore these issues. Together, we created an arts-based card deck and hosted an exhibition aimed at building awareness, facilitating conversations around abuse, and animating public debate. T.R.A.U.M.A was led by an interdisciplinary survivor-only team, in partnership with Angie Sweeney (Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) and Laura Fischer (Traumascapes), with funding from VAMHN.