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  1. Trauma and children - newborns to two years

    Babies and toddlers can be as affected by trauma as any other family member.

  2. Parenting when you’re a foster carer

    As a foster carer, you are providing a safe and supportive home for a child or teenager who can’t live with their family of origin. You may face challenges that affect you physically, emotionally and financially – as well as particular stressors that other parents don’t have to confront.

  3. Skin cuts and abrasions

    The body begins repairing a wound immediately and the process may continue for days, weeks, months or even years.

  4. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    People with post-traumatic stress disorder often experience feelings of panic or extreme fear, which may resemble what was felt during the traumatic event.

  5. Survivor reactions to traumatic events

    If you have survived a traumatic event, whether you were injured or not, it's important to recognise that trauma also causes emotional harm. Survival is often associated with complex emotional reactions that cause distress and make it hard to resume everyday life after the event. These are known as ‘survivor reactions’.

  6. Specialist rehabilitaion services for major trauma patients

    Specialist rehabilitation teams treat burns, traumatic spinal cord injury, non-traumatic spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury and childrens rehabilitation needs.

  7. Trauma - reaction and recovery

    It is normal to have strong emotional or physical reactions after a distressing or frightening event, and help is available.

  8. Trauma - helping family or friends

    There are things you can do to try to help someone who has been through a distressing or frightening event.

  9. Trauma and families

    When a family is affected by trauma, everyone will react in a different way.

  10. Torture and trauma

    Some survivors of torture and trauma live with their memories for years, or even for the rest of their lives.

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