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What is Trauma? Where Can I find Help?

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Trauma:

  • Physical trauma, an often serious and body-altering physical injury, such as the removal of a limb 
  • Psychological trauma, an emotional or psychological injury, usually resulting from an extremely stressful or life-threatening situation
    • Blunt trauma, a type of physical trauma caused by impact or other force applied from or with a blunt object
    • Penetrating trauma, a type of physical trauma in which the skin or tissues are pierced by an object
  • Post-cult trauma, the intense emotional problems that some members of cults and new religious movements experience upon disaffection and disaffiliation

Links

The following links are provided for information and education purposes only. NCTIC does not expressly endorse any of the listed resources.

Government Agencies and Programs Organizations with a Trauma Focus Research Publications and Resources Addressing Trauma

Government Agencies and Programs

Center for Mental Health Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Center for Mental Health Services, National GAINS Center Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Co-Occurring Center for Excellence Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Disaster Technical Assistance Center Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Women’s Health Information Center Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office for Victims of Crime U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

Office on Violence Against Women U.S. Department of Justice

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