The longer we live, the more inevitable it is that we will experience trauma. Trauma is a response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that can overwhelm an individual to cope, and cause feelings of helplessness, poor self esteem, and inability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of trauma and are looking for help and information, the following organizations may be able to help:
-National Center for Post-traumatic stress disorder (NCPTSD)
-American Red Cross
-Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) alliance
-Psychology today, directory of therapist who work with PTSD and trauma and search by zip code.
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NASW code of ethics:
The National association of social workers code of ethics provides guidelines for the day to day conduct of professional social workers in a clinical setting. These ethical principals are based on the core values of social work, and namely service, social justice, dignity and worth of the client, the importance of relationships, integrity and competence.