Module 2: Understanding Reactions to Stress and Trauma

Survivors of traumatic events and extreme stressors experience a range of reactions that vary according to a number of factors, and impact their functioning in different ways. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe common reactions to stress and trauma

  2. Understand the impact of acute, chronic, and intergenerational trauma on survivors

  3. Consider the impact of trauma on survivor’s experiences with services and service providers

About this Module

Session Presenter

Karla Vermeulen, Ph.D

Deputy Director

Institute of Disaster Mental Health