What is Trauma?
Trauma occurs when a person experiences or witnesses actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violence. These events cause overwhelming fear, helplessness or horror in the victim or witness.
domestic or family violence, dating violence
community violence (shooting, mugging, burglary, assault, bullying)
sexual or physical abuse
natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, fire or earthquake
a serious car accident
sudden unexpected or violent death of someone close (suicide, accident)
serious injury (burns, dog attack)
major surgery or life-threatening illness (childhood cancer)
war or political violence (civil war, terrorism, refugee)
Examples of Trauma
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What is Debriefing?
Debriefing is a proactive intervention involving a group or individual meeting or discussion about a particularly distressing critical incident. It is a confidential and voluntary opportunity to learn about stress, share reactions to an incident and vent emotions.
When is Debriefing done?
Ideally debriefing is conducted between 24 and 72 hours after the incident, but may be held later under exceptional circumstances.
Goals of Debriefing
The main purpose of debriefing is to stabilize people affected by the incident so that they can return to their normal routines without unusual stress.