Trauma is the personal experience of interpersonal violence including sexual abuse, physical abuse, severe neglect, loss, and/or the witnessing of violence, terrorism, and disasters.
Types of trauma resulting in serious and persistent mental health problems:
Are interpersonal in nature: intentional, prolonged, repeated, severe.
Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Severe neglect, Emotional Abuse.
Witnessing violence, repeated abandonment, sudden and traumatic Loss.
Occur in childhood and adolescence and may extend over an individual's life span.
We Define Traumatic Stress Care as:
A treatment with a thorough understanding of the psychological and social effects of trauma and violence on the individual that addresses these effects with supportive, collaborative and skilled-based care.