It breaks hearts and shatters shields regardless if its caused by an earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane, abuse, a car crash, murder, or something else. Those who suffer from trauma often wonder if theres something wrong with them.
Afrah Caraballo, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in mental and emotional trauma, wants those who suffer to know that there are logical explanations for their feelings and behaviors. She helps caregivers and victims of trauma:
Identify the cause of the problem;
Validate loss and begin the healing process;
Overcome the sense of guilt and shame that hold many hostage.
Youll also discover how to recognize the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and get details on how trauma affects different age groups.
Regardless if youre a clinical social worker, victim of trauma, or caregiver to someone who is suffering, youll find this guide an invaluable tool to helping yourself and others.
About the author
Afrah Caraballo, MSW, LCSW is a teacher and healer. A licensed clinical social worker specializing in mental and emotional trauma, she is the clinical director at Family ROCS. Her experiences such as living in Israel and serving in the U.S. Air Force fuel her passion for enlightening and supporting trauma survivors and caregivers. She lives in Colorado Springs.