What is Trauma?

According to American Psychological AssociationTrauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.

Overexposure to the trauma response can result in the development of maladaptive coping mechanisms, nervous system dysregulation, and chronic illness.

Intergenerational Trauma and Health 

The mission of Resilient Wellness is to end cycles of intergenerational trauma  and advance holistic health in marginalized communities through education, service delivery, and advocacy. Our Community Health Hub is a center for research, organizational health, and individual/interpersonal health. We are a collective response to the dramatic inequities in healthcare access and outcomes both locally and nationally. At Resilient Wellness, we understand that mainstream health systems have limited understanding of the ways in which multigenerational trauma impacts the whole person and outer community. Our organization seeks to rectify this imbalance by providing access to affordable holistic health services, trauma-informed health education, and a platform to advocate for the disadvantaged.

Types of trauma include:

  • Community Violence
  • Complex Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Early Childhood Trauma
  • Medical Trauma
  • Natural Disasters
  • Neglect
  • Physical Abuse
  • Refugee Trauma
  • School Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Terrorism
  • Traumatic Grief

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