TAKING ACTION Supporting those who have experienced trauma. Rob Pineau White Rock RCMP Victim Services Coordinator. Who can be Traumatized. Any individual, anytime, anywhere Families, friends, colleagues Witnesses Communities where individual(s) impacted Cultures
TAKING ACTIONSupporting those who have experienced trauma
White Rock RCMP
Victim Services Coordinator
Single Event – may experience
a single traumatic event
Compounding/Chronic Events –
Event adds to past trauma, i.e.
family violence, historical abuse,
grief, or major life or work changes
Impact of trauma - will depend on factors such as duration/frequency, relation to person causing trauma, age
Assist the person by focusing on:
Remember, what happened to them was bad, they are not a bad person
Encourage professional support where trauma reactions interfere with ability to cope effectively in daily living
Victims of all types of crime and trauma are assisted by more than 90 police-based victim services programs located in RCMP detachments and municipal police departments throughout B.C. – Call local detachment non-emergency, VictimLink or White Rock Victim Services – 778-593-3608
B.C. has more than 60 community-based programs located throughout the province that assist victims of family and sexual violence. Community-based victim service programs are available whether or not the victim has reported the crime to police. Call VictimLinkfor agencies available in your area.