Categories of impact

ASD impact areas

  • vulnerability/likelihood of the experience occurring
  • how it was perceived (both physically and mentally) at the time
  • nature of and actions of abuse (e.g. withholding medications, using traits such as hypo/hyper-sensory issues against the person, etc)
  • how others reacted to any reference made to it
  • how the person was affected by it afterward
  • if medical/legal help was attempted
  • medical/legal response to person as well as overall experience in those systems
  • PTSD likelihood, interactions between trauma and comorbid disorders/common tendencies
  • recovery process (support system, services available, ability to obtain etc)

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