The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (Ireland), 2000 (a.k.a. The Ryan Report)

Investigates the abuse suffered by children in Ireland’s network of industrial schools, reformatories, orphanages and hostels from the 1930s until the 1990s.

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Open Hearts & Open Minds

is a toolkit of sensitive practice for professionals working with survivors of institutional childhood abuse. It aims to help professionals to understand the needs of survivors of ICA and work with them in a sensitive and effective way. It was developed after research and consultation which underpinned training originally provided for practitioners and volunteers working with survivors in the UK and Ireland. The toolkit was developed in partnership with London Irish Centre and supported by the St Stephen’s Green Trust.

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Coming Home to Ourselves (2012)

An independent evaluation of icap’s clinical services by Peter Fonagy et al.

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Hitting Home: Irish Identity and Psychotherapy in the UK (July 2014)

This paper describes the work of icap with Irish migrants and considers issues of trauma and migration from within a psychoanalytic/group analytic discourse. Published in the British Journal of Psychotherapy, written by Christine Thornton and Alan Corbett.

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On the Road to Resilience: The help-seeking experiences of Irish emigrant survivors of institutional abuse (2015)

This empirical study sets out to illustrate the help-seeking experiences of Irish emigrant survivors of institutional childhood abuse.

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