Increasing Awareness: Survivors and Trauma

Trauma Healing, and the Brain

Dr. Gabor Mate

Renowned physician Dr. Mate has focused on addiction, mental illness trauma, and in their potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health, for over two decades. He is internationally known for his work on the mind/body unity in health and illness, and his breakthrough analysis of addiction as a psychophysiological response to childhood trauma and emotional loss. In this brief lecture, Dr. Mate gives a clinical understanding in “layman’s” terms of the natural wiring of the mind, and what happens when catalysts of different types are introduced. While the information offered is clinical, the understanding it offers creates room for more compassion and empathy for practitioners working with those dealing with trauma.

Victim Compensation

If you are the direct victim of a violent crime, (for example, if you’ve been jumped, shot, stabbed) you are generally eligible for compensation. To apply for compensation, you must file a claim form in the state where the crime occurred, and the first step in this process is to visit the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards.

The application process is challenging because the paperwork must be filled out in ways that are not always obvious. Most people get turned down the first, and even second, time they apply. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you apply with the help of a victim assistance program. These programs can help ensure you submit all the paperwork necessary to determine if you are eligible for assistance.

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