Who is a Victim?

  • Anyone who has been directly or indirectly affected by a criminal act, tragic circumstance, regardless of the severity.

  • Victims may suffer physical injury, financial loss, feel angry, afraid, guilty, confused and helpless and don't know where to turn.

Secondary victim may include:

  • Children

  • Siblings

    Partner

    Co-worker

    Friends

    Witness

What is a Crisis:

  • Reaction to a hazardous, upsetting or threatening event or situation, it's not the event itself.

  • It's a period of time when normal coping skills are not sufficient or able to deal with the stress caused by the event.