Living Well and Deaf Services Queensland have partnered to create 34 Auslan Videos for the deaf and hard of hearing communities. The Auslan videos provide information about the Royal Commission and how individuals who have been sexually abused in childhood can be supported in Establishing a solid base and better Coping with the effects sexual abuse.
Currently there are no accessible resources in Australia aimed at helping deaf individuals cope with sexual abuse. The translations developed by Deaf Services Queensland are the first significant bank of resources aimed meeting the language needs of deaf and hard of hearing people using Auslan in Australia.
Information included in these resources are aimed at helping support the community though a series of sign language videos that help individuals deal with feelings that may have been stirred by the Commission.
The goal of these videos is to provide information to affected Deaf people in an accessible way that will allow them to ensure their mental health is preserved and rehabilitation can commence.
Watch the videos at www.livingwell.org.au