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Understanding Trauma

Events become traumatic when they threaten someone's sense of safety and security.  These stressful experiences have a significant impact on one's development, relationships, sense of self and worldview.  Whether it's a small 't' or capital 'T' trauma, it is important to understand the effect these life experiences have had on your mind and body.  Here are some links to better understand trauma:

Emotional and Psychological Trauma

Dysfunctional Family Dynamics: Don't Talk, Don't Trust, Don't Feel


The Hidden Trauma of Neglect in the Narcissistic Family

PTSD in Military Veterans


Military Sexual Trauma – MST

When Helping Hurts: Trauma's Effects on First Responders

RAINN: About Sexual Assault

Overcoming Sexual Assault: Symptoms & Recovery

Pandora's Project Resources for Survivors of Rape and Sexual Abuse

Support for Partners of Those Who Have Been Sexually Abused as Children

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

Traumatic Grief

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