It's About Trauma Handout
Trauma is a result of violence. Trauma happens when we experience a violent event or continuing situation that threatens our life or mind, and we’re so overwhelmed we can’t cope or regain our balance. For people experiencing domestic violence, trauma can be pervasive and ongoing. Historical and intergenerational trauma can affect individuals and communities across generations. The It’s About Trauma three-page handout provides a culturally-based overview of what trauma is, how people respond differently to trauma, and Indigenous ways of healing.