Trauma Wise Training
South Africa has over the years experienced high levels of violent crime. The resulting aftermath is a population who need immediate access to support. Although this places additional pressure on support services in communities, survivors are not always able to access help immediately post an incident. Effective Trauma Support provided to survivors on a scene may minimize the long-term effects of trauma.
Many South Africans, including Law Enforcement Personnel and Emergency Responders do not always understand or acknowledge the effect a traumatic situation can have on a person’s emotions, thinking, behaviour, beliefs and relationships. Understanding what traumatic stress is and how it effects a person will ensure support is offered in a non-threatening but encouraging manner.
The importance of helping…