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Resources: Trauma and Abuse

Please note that Wingfield Counselling & Psychotherapy Services has no affiliation with any of the sites listed here.

This page will be continually updated.

Trauma is defined as anything that is negative, overwhelming, unexpected, and has an impact on your nervous system. Trauma can be: acute, resulting from a single incident; chronic, resulting from repeated and prolonged such as domestic violence or abuse; and complex, resulting from exposure to varied and multiple traumatic events, often of an invasive, interpersonal nature.

Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a thing/person, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, rape, unjust practices, crimes, or other types of aggression. 

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General Information

Neuroscience of Trauma | ACEs

​Interpersonal Violence/Abuse

  • 1in6: a great website providing information and support aimed at men who have had unwanted sexual experiences, and their partners, friends, and family.

  • BC Institute Against Family Violence: works to increase public awareness and understanding of family violence through education and dissemination of information.

  • Battered Women’s Support Services: information on support groups and other services for women who have suffered abuse in their relationships. BWSS operates from a feminist perspective.

  • Ending Violence Association of Canada:  link of resources to sexual assault centres, crisis lines, and support services.

  • RAINN: National Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors and their loved ones (based in the US).

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