|Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Gonzales and Lavaca
|1604 St. Paul St., Gonzales, Tx 78629 Phone 830-672-1278
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|A 501 (C) (3) Tax exempt organization
To restore the dignity, hope
and security to children of
Gonzales, Lavaca and
surrounding counties by uniting
public officials and our
|Trauma Reaction Information
|Possible Trauma Responses
|Your reactions are normal; you are not "going crazy."
esume your normal routine as soon as possible, especially exercise, and take time for relaxation.
Beware of numbing the pain with drugs or alcohol.
Reach out to family and friends who care and can be supportive.
Keep a journal.
Don't make any big life changes.
Get plenty of rest.
Eat well-balanced and healthy meals.
Do things that help you feel good about yourself.
|What Can You Do?
|How Family & Friends Can Help
|Listen carefully. Do not ask questions or pry.
Spend time with your friend/family member.
Help with every day tasks like cleaning, cooking, caring for children. These tasks can seem overwhelming after a
Give your friend or loved one some private time.
Don't take anger or other feelings personally.
Don't say things like "You're lucky...it could have been worse." A traumatized person is not consoled by those
statements. Instead, tell them that you are sorry such an event has occurred and you are there if they need you.