Trauma & Violence

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Trauma & Violence
Trauma & Violence

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On that morning two years ago, Ms. Senchyna drew the orange curtains in her bedroom, pulled up her blankets and stayed in bed for much of the next several months. It seemed to her an appropriate response to the end of the world.

Her son, an emergency medical technician, had been out celebrating the completion of his paramedic classes when he was murdered across the street from Ms. Senchyna’s favorite yoga studio. A single mom and urgent care nurse practitioner, Ms. Senchyna began drinking heavily, plying herself…

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 A Haven From Trauma’s Cruel Grip

Too many friends stayed away, as if losing a child to murder might be contagious. Eventually, she worked up the courage to call the Trauma Recovery Center, a pathbreaking program of the University of California, San Francisco that provides kaleidoscopic care for victims of violent crime and their families.

Artists for Trauma

Artists for Trauma provides a pathway for trauma survivors to re-connect with themselves and their communities, through private, one-on-one instruction in a wide range of artistic disciplines.

Changing Minds

New research shows that witnessing traumatic events, like domestic violence, shootings, or even fighting, can impact the physical development of a child’s brain — potentially leading to lifelong health and social issues. But you can help reverse the effects. This site will teach you about the science of childhood trauma, and how five everyday gestures can make a world of difference.

Futures Without Violence

Everyone has the right to live free of violence. Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.

La Strada International

The overall aim of LSI is to prevent trafficking in human beings in Europe, in particular trafficking of women, and to protect the rights of trafficked persons.

One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is the beginning of the new world ignited by a new energy. It is not the end of a struggle but the escalation of it, so V-Day asks those who rose around the globe to take a simple pledge, to do one thing in the next year to end violence against women. It could be a simple action, or a monumental one; personal, or political; quiet or loud, but these actions — taken together — will create change.

Trauma Recovery Center

The Trauma Recovery Center facilitates healing for adult survivors of trauma, violence, and loss through an innovative, clinically-proven model of comprehensive care, advocacy, and outreach. We eliminate barriers to healing and inspire survivors to embrace hope.

Trauma Treatment International

Trauma Treatment International provides psychological services to victims of organised violence and support to the organisations that care for them, anywhere in the world.

Women Against Violence

Women Against Violence (WAV) is a violence prevention non-profit organization. WAV is committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence through education, awareness and prevention programs including crisis counseling and support groups to anyone who has been a victim of violence or is at risk.

Women for Women International

Provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. We're changing the world one woman at a time.

American Trauma Society

The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For over 40 years, ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and the victims of trauma and their families throughout the United States.

Brain Foundation

The Brain Foundation was established in 1970 by members of the Australian Association of Neurologists and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia to reduce the incidence and impact of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system through the provision of support, community education and research.

Brain Injury Association of America

Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

End Violence Against Women International

We inspire and educate those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable.


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Joyful Heart Foundation

Our mission is to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Having partnered with so many diverse groups — in all 50 states, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico — we are able to share the big picture around issues of domestic and sexual violence, and to connect organizations and people who benefit by knowing one another, but who might not connect otherwise.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

National Trauma Institute

The National Trauma Institute, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization, imagines a world in which a horrific car crash does not result in immediate death or a lifetime of disability, a gunshot wound can be repaired with minimal long-term damage and U.S. soldiers can survive blast injuries and go on to lead healthy and productive lives.

Spinal Cord Injury Network International

SCINI is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating access to quality health care by providing information and referral services to spinal-cord-injured individuals and their families.

UN Women

We partner with Governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations and other institutions to advocate for ending violence, increase awareness of the causes and consequences of violence and build capacity of partners to prevent and respond to violence.

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.

Violence Intervention Program

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) is the leader in developing sustainable programs to ensure greater possibilities for all victims of violence, abuse and neglect.

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