Types of Trauma

  • Childhood abuse: sexual, physical, neglect, psychological, witnessing domestic violence
  • Sexual assault: any unwanted sexual contact
  • Historical trauma: colonization and the residential school experience of forcible removal from the family home, destruction of culture and language
  • Domestic abuse: physical, sexual, financial, spiritual, cultural, psychological
  • Loss due to homicide
  • Torture and forcible confinement
  • Elder abuse: physical, sexual, financial, spiritual, cultural, psychological
  • Suicide
  • War: combat, killing, fear of being killed, witnessing death and extreme suffering, dismemberment
  • Being a victim of crime
  • Sudden death of a loved one
  • Suicidal loss
  • Loss of a loved one to homicide
  • Sudden and unexpected loss: of a job, housing, relationship
  • Living in extreme poverty
  • Natural disasters
  • Accidents: vehicle, plane, etc.
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Witnessing violence in the home
  • Disconnecting certain cultures from their families, relationships and cultural practices
  • Residential school
  • Holocaust
  • Ethnic Cleansing
  • 60′s scoop

For more information, please see the section on First Nations.

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