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Websites providing glossary terms and information to help you in identifying behaviors connected with trauma.

Each glossary provider contains trauma terms and information to assist you in your own research and understanding. 

The term “trauma” as it relates to our mission, includes physical injury, mental illness, and narcissistic abuse.   CLICK TO VIEW

The term “trauma” is a catch-all word that is said of people who have been in a war, or a car accident, or who have experienced domestic violence.

It is also a term that is being used more and more to describe survivors of narcissistic abuse, dysfunctional family systems, church systems, or another type of organization where people are expected to conform to the established cultural environment.

Terms such as PTSD, C-PTSD, and narcissism are important to know. They are often mislabeled and are used to categorize PEOPLE, not behaviors.  When you understand these terms and how they manifest, you are better equipped to set boundaries, be more loving and empathetic in your responses and interactions. Learning how to react and have relationships that are healthy in spite of toxic behaviors is possible.

Changing people is not possible. You can only change yourself. 

Our mission = Facilitate conversations, discoveries, and dialogue while providing emotional and mental support in the journey to wholeness.

DISCLAIMER: Resources that we provide on our website are purely for your convenience and do not indicate a personal relationship to any provider, whether through affiliate links, religious beliefs, or medical agreements.

Trauma Glossary Terms Online

Each of these websites includes additional resources and help that are in line with their mission and focus. 


The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), one of six components within the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice

NCTSN - National Child Trauma Stress Network

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Trauma-Informed, Integrated Healthcare Terms to Describe the Event

Trauma Dissociation

Sharing information about trauma and dissociative disorders.

The Narcissist Family Files

Terminology relating to narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)

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