South Dakota Rural and Tribal Transitional Housing and Supportive Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
The Bureau of Indian Affairs Victim Assistance Program offers direct services to victims including crisis intervention, referrals and information for mental and emotional health and other types of specialized responses, provide emergency services and transportation, and follow up for additional assistance.
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Physical health issues can be painful reminders for crime victims. Victims may be seriously or permanently injured following a crime, and these injuries may prevent them from going to work or performing other day-to-day activities.
A homicide survivor or co-survivor is anyone who has been impacted by the death of a loved one by homicide. This includes a spouse, partner, children, siblings, and friends.
It is normal for adults and children to experience such intense feelings in the days and weeks following a homicide, and then periodically over time. Survivors are at risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other problems. Support and counseling are often very helpful in managing these overwhelming emotions.
The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed.