Trauma counselors help people process traumatic events that they have suffered and develop ways to cope with resulting emotions.A traumatic event can be any stressful event that an individual has difficulty coping with afterwards. Examples of such a trauma might include active service within war, tragic accidents, having suffered abuse or being the victim of a violent crime as well as events such as a death of a close relative or friend.
An individual’s reaction to trauma can be complex and varies greatly from person to person. Dealing with the emotional overload that can result from experiencing trauma can often be difficult without professional help. A trauma counselor can play a vital role in helping someone get past the trauma and the symptoms they may still experience.
We were able to provide these services to the students at Moi Girls Nairobi, after the fire incident.