Roughly 70% of adults will experience some type of traumatic experience at least once in their lives.
33% of children and youth will be exposed to violence within their community that will cause them to experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
People experience and process traumatic events differently. Sometimes trauma is obvious. People who have survived assault, natural disasters, and death of loved ones may realize they are in a state of crisis. Sometimes however, trauma is more subtle, like a thousand paper cuts, instead of one deep wound. Traumatic stress is caused by locking traumatic memories in the brain, leading to associations with these bad memories. Sometimes traumatic events cause us to believe negative or untrue statements about ourselves.
Some of the tools we use to treat trauma is called Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), & Person-Centered Therapy.