Professional Post-Trauma Care Directory – Traumaline1 makes it easier for Trauma Survivors to find care when and where they need it
UNIQUE PROFESSIONAL TRAUMA CARE DIRECTORY – TRAUMALINE1 MAKES IT EASIER FOR TRAUMA SURVIVORS TO GET HELP WHEN AND WHERE THEY NEED IT
In 1999, Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky established the Traumatology Institute in Canada offering a comprehensive training curriculum in post-trauma care. Courses included Early Intervention Field Trauma; Intake, Evaluation & Assessment; Group Approaches in Trauma Care; Tools for Trauma care using a Cognitive Behavior Approach; Supervision and Compassion Fatigue programs. As the Institute grew, individuals, organizations and institutions began to request information about professionals who could provide training and services within communities beyond the immediate reach of the Traumatology Institute. Requests for trained clinicians within Canada and the United States came more frequently and with this the realization of a need for a directory of trauma care professionals. This was the beginning of the idea for TraumaLine,1 a web based directory to meet this specific need.
What is Trauma and why do we need TraumaLine1?
The goal of “TraumaLine1” was to establish a well known professional trauma care directory making it easier for clinicians to practice in their specialty area and survivors to get the care they need when they need it. Although post-trauma care is a highly specialized service, it is clear that appropriate, timely and skilled responders are in great demand. Trauma can occur any time and any place and a timely response can make the difference between years of unnecessary suffering and a reasonable and healthy recovery process. Access to skilled professionals is an uncertain road as up until recently there is no centralized database to showcase those specializing in Trauma care.
Post-Trauma Responses including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may occur after exposure to a very stressful event. Events that tend to lead to PTSD and other related stress disorders tend to include those typified by serious injury, illness, or threat of death personally or to those who you know or have contact with. A traumatic event is generally something that is terribly frightening that leaves you feeling hopeless, helpless and out-of-control of the unfolding events.
In the course of one’s lifetime approximately 60% of men and 50% of women directly experience at least one significant traumatic event. Women are more at risk of exposure to childhood sexual abuse or a sexual assault later in life; while men are more inclined to experience physical violence, war combat, natural disaster, accident or to witness another’s serious injury or death.
The good news is that although exposure to trauma is fairly common only 7-8% of the general population is diagnosed with PTSD over the course of their life-time. Women tend to be more vulnerable to the development of PTSD (approximately 10%) while only 5% of men exposed to trauma will develop PTSD. In the U.S. approximately 5.2 million adults will meet the diagnostic criterion for PTSD in any given year. This number represents only a small percentage of individuals who have experienced a trauma over the course of the same year. So although diagnosis of PTSD is relatively small compared to exposure those suffering from the aftermath of trauma but still managing to cope is quite a large number and requires care in order to lead to an optimal outcome for the individual.
There are numerous professional and public websites that focus on information for trauma survivors, databases for specific professions (psychologists, social workers, etc.), trauma specific information sites for professionals specializing in trauma and trauma networks … however, TraumaLine1 is the only professional website directory entirely focused on helping trauma survivors find skilled post-trauma professionals with a broad spectrum of trauma care approaches.
www.TraumaLine1.com was built to raise awareness of the needs of trauma survivors and those professionals with the skills to respond. We believe that trauma care is a very specific and unique skill and TraumaLine1 was established as a way for service providers to showcase their unique talents and be found by those looking for care from specialized trauma practitioners.
Professionals wishing more information about www.TraumaLine1.com or wishing to post their profiles can begin with a free 2 month trial using the “60dayfree” promotional code. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. TraumaLine1 is always free for those seeking care.
Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky is the CEO of the Traumatology Institute and the founder of http://www.traumaline1.com. For information contact us directly at email@example.com