Trauma

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Trauma

Trauma is something more people have become familiar with over the past while.  You see the word used in advertising, articles, people use it when trying to describe an event or feelings.  As a general rule, being traumatized by an event and being victimized by an event are not the same thing.  You can be a victim without being traumatized.  Trauma is directly related to perception (among other things).  For example; if a person feels like they were somehow responsible for what happened; like they should have been able to prevent it; that they should have seen it coming; or that they should have been able to protect themselves or others they are more likely to feel traumatized by what has occurred.

As a general rule, it can take up to 6 weeks (and in some cases longer) before your brain and body seem like they’re back to normal and functioning properly for a one time event.

On this resource page are a list of publications and links to provide you with information on trauma.  Some of the links are to our own work and some are to other community groups.  Since we are a Leeds & Grenville based organization, community links are mostly for organizations in that catchment area.  

For further information about this topic, please email info@victimserviceslanark.ca

Have you been a victim of crime

Guide for traumatic event

For service providers – the Trauma Toolkit

For care givers – Helping Traumatized Children

For care givers – Parenting A Child Who Has Experienced Trauma

First Aid for Emotional Trauma

Navigating the Canadian Justice System

Empowerment Toolkit

Victimization  
www.victiminfo.com/#!victimization/c87c

Victim Services Ontario  
www.victimservicesontario.ca

Blog posts on Trauma
victimservices.wordpress.com/category/trauma/  

National Child Traumatic Stress Network  
www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/early-childhood-trauma  

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
crcvc.ca

Ministry Listing of Victim Services  
services.findhelp.ca/ovss/#results:m=TOPICS&q=S9

Suicide prevention
www.helpguide.org

Media Guide
crcvc.ca/publications/if-the-media-calls/  

Distress Line
1-800-465-4442
http://www.dcontario.org

Mental Health Crisis Line
1-866-281-2911
www.rohcg.on.ca/programs-and-services/bmhc-e.cfm

Victim Support Line
1-888-579-2888 
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/vw/vsl.asp

211 Information on Trauma Resources
www.211ontario.ca/quick/Ontario/ORGANIZATION/trauma/Ontario

Homicide survivors, dealing with grief 
www.flipsnack.com/ cdvsca/homicide-survivors- dealing-with-grief.html