Trauma is a pervasive problem. It results from exposure to an incident or series of events that are emotionally disturbing or life-threatening with lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, and/or spiritual well-being.
During a traumatic event, the survival brain can take over and knock critical thinking offline. To fully help clients heal from trauma, we have to understand what’s happening in the traumatized brain – while the traumatic event is occurring as well as how the client gets held hostage to threat cues long afterward.
Trauma Informed Oregon serves as a centralized source of information and resources for trauma informed efforts. They help organizations and systems restore a sense of safety, power, and self-worth to individuals, families, and communities with many resources.