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Trauma is a very scary event or situation like a major accident, crime, natural disaster, or armed conflict. Trauma affects people who experience the situation first-hand as well as witnesses, family members, first responders, and people who treat trauma.
A young mother’s journey through loss—and finding hope
Reprinted from "Opioids" issue of Visions Journal, 2018, 13 (3), p. 23
Growing up, I lived with my mom until I was about 12 and then I moved in with my grandma (me and my stepdad just didn’t get along). I lived with Grandma for about a year. She was an awesome lady. Then I got taken away by MCFD [Ministry of Children and Family Development, child protection services].
Trauma is any event or situation that is frightening or scary. Violence and accidents are two examples of trauma. Trauma can have a huge impact on wellness. People who experience trauma may use substance to help cope with very difficult feelings, and substance use can increase the risk of trauma.
Police Victim Services of British Columbia is a non-profit association that enhances services to victims of crime and trauma by assisting and supporting frontline, police-based victim services programs. Our members include victim services program managers, staff and volunteers who work within police agencies or detachments throughout BC.