How Do I Support Someone Who Has Experienced Trauma?

As a support to your loved one you may feel helpless, confused, frustrated and at times overwhelmed about what to do and how to help. It will be important for you to become familiar with the common effects of trauma as well as the recovery process. This will help you to better understand your loved ones struggles and allow you to reassure them that what they are experiencing is normal and common after trauma.

"Everyone has a right to have a present and future that are not completely dominated and dictated by the past" - Karen Saakvitne