If you are supporting a person who has experienced complex trauma, we hope the information and resources for supporters will help you too.
Many survivors were harmed in relationships with adults or other children. This can make it hard for them to trust people, to feel and be safe and to seek help. If a survivor has reached out to you, you can play an important role in their healing.
Because complex trauma happens within relationships, healing also happens within relationships. It is important work. It can be confronting, confusing and exhausting. Yet it can also be inspiring and life changing, as we witness healing. And the strength and resilience survivors have. The good news is that people can and do recover from trauma. It doesn’t mean that their trauma goes away. Just that it no longer overwhelms them, as often.