Untreated trauma costs $9.1b a year: report

Original article by Rachel Browne
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: 5 : 4-Feb-15

A new study by Pegasus Economics states that the annual loss to the Australian economy stemming from unresolved childhood trauma after sexual abuse is $A9.1bn. The four issues of alcohol abuse, mental illness, obesity, and suicide or attempted suicide were looked at in the research, commissioned by the Adults Surviving Child Abuse lobby group for its 2015 Budget submission to the Federal Government. Meanwhile the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse estimates the cost over a decade of a redress scheme for victims at $A4.3bn

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ADULTS SURVIVING CHILD ABUSE, AUSTRALIA. ROYAL COMMISSION INTO INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, PEGASUS ECONOMICS

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