What is Trauma?
When most people think trauma, they picture a terrible car crash or devastating injury. But trauma isn’t just physical. It includes a wide variety of situations that can result in lifelong consequences:
The Effects of Trauma
As instances of trauma add up, so does the likelihood of experiencing:
Poverty and Trauma go Hand-in-Hand
Just as poverty may cause trauma, trauma increases the likelihood of dipping into poverty.
3x more likely to be absent from work
15x more likely to attempt suicide
4x more likely to drink excessively
Where does Impact NW Fit In?
Navigating the world of social and safety net services is confusing, stressful, and complex—and can be traumatic on its own. That’s why our programs are crafted with a trauma-informed lens.
Our work with clients aims to provide strategies for coping with previous trauma, while also reducing the additional stress of accessing services.