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Dr. Heather Davediuk Gingrich, licensed counselor and author of Restoring the Shattered Self, discusses the different types of trauma and the struggles caregivers face when trying to help trauma survivors. For those who experience trauma for the first time as an adult, the healing process can be relatively quick, but for those who experienced one-time or recurring trauma as a child, they are faced with an intense and complex road to healing. Dr. Gingrich describes three phases of treatment for a trauma survivor: (1) safety and symptom stabilization, (2) trauma processing, and (3) consolidation and resolution. Each phase is vitally important in the overall journey towards a healthy life.