As victims attempt to cope with the aftermath of a violent crime, they may experience psychological and emotional effects that persist long after physical wounds have healed. Symptom responses can include anxiety, depression, diminished self-esteem, hyper-vigilance, anger or irritability, detachment or estrangement of others, memory loss or forgetfulness, sleeping disorders, and recurring flashbacks or intrusive thoughts. Child and teen victims have been known to suffer mental health effects including poor academic performance, aggression, antisocial behavior, and substance abuse.
Now I See A Person Institute uses an alternate approach with individuals and families who have experienced violent crimes and trauma. Come join our team of therapists at Now I See A Person Institute and experience our therapy which fosters hope, new possibilities, transformation and new identities. Here we see you as a person, here we believe in you.
The California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) can help pay bills and expenses that result from certain violent crimes. Victims of crime who have been injured or have been threatened with injury may be eligible for help.
To apply for victim compensation please visit http://vcgcb.ca.gov/victims/