Trauma & Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder arises when people are involved in a dangerous event, suffer a sudden shock, death, or serious injury/assault. Most people recover with time and have no ongoing distress related to their trauma. PTSD is diagnosed when people experience continual flashbacks, recurring bad dreams, or intrusive thoughts for longer than a month.

Articles/Fact Sheets:

This article discusses the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and what types of treatment can be helpful.
This fact sheet provides an overview of PTSD, signs and how to help someone with PTSD.
This factsheet describes ways to help a young child heal after a crisis event.


Psychologist Hector Garcia speaks about how to help veterans who return to civilian life heal from PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) with scientifically proven effective treatments.
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This website provides information about various types of trauma including complex trauma (where a youth is exposed to multiple types of trauma). It provides basic information about trauma, common interventions/treatment/support, and
additional resources for parents.
This website provides information about PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and who is at risk for developing this disorder. It is maintained by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
This website provides information about PTSD and common myths or misconceptions about PTSD. It is maintained by the American Psychological Association.

Additional Resources:

Resources on traumatic events available here.