Violence and other social upheavals are daily occurrences in our society, for example, being held hostage in an armed robbery, hijacking, sudden unexpected death, an accident, but to name only a few. When individuals or groups experience such an event, they are often traumatized. Trauma can have debilitating effects on the victim, which can impact negatively on productivity along with all other areas of their life. It is imperative to address trauma as soon as possible in order to minimise the long term effects on the individual and those around her/him.
FAMSA counsellors are experienced in working with trauma and helping the individual/group find ways of dealing with the effects of trauma and moving forward.