Video Series

Understanding Trauma

This video series takes a deeper dive into what trauma is and its effects on our communities. We spoke with local leaders and Trauma Matters Omaha partners to share their perspectives — from first responders and medical professionals to educators and beyond.

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Hand Model of the Brain

If you put your thumb in the middle of your palm and then curl your fingers over the top, you’ll have a pretty handy model of the brain. This simple visual, as originally explained by Dr. Daniel Siegel, helps us to understand both the reactions to and treatment of trauma.


A Medical Perspective

Anything that is adversely affecting anybody can be trauma. Trauma-informed care can transform the caregiving experience so that people are not traumatized or re-traumatized by the experience.