Family and Friends

When a friend or family member experiences a trauma, it can be a daunting task to figure out how to best support that person.  We have gathered resources that might be helpful to family and friends of someone who experienced a trauma.

It’s important to know that many times people just want to be heard and not judged.  One of the most helpful things you could do it to let your friend or family member know that you are there for them and willing to listen or help coordinate resources for them.


  • The National Resource Directory provides support for veterans, their families and those who support them.  Click here for information.
  • The Rape Information Research Pathfinder provides crisis information and research on rape and sexual assault. Click here for information.
  • The National Sexual Violence Resource Center serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence.
  • The Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) provides basic information for those who are supported someone who has survived sexual assault.
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