Victim Services of S.D.G. & A. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance. Our agency works in partnership with police as well as emergency and other community based services to ensure victims receive the help they need to assist them in the development of their personal path to recovery.
Funding for this Program is provided by the Government of Ontario. The views expressed in the publication are the views of the Recipient and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.
Victims will cope in many different ways, some positive and some negative, as they struggle to deal with what has happened. According to the Department of Justice Canada, the common coping strategies of victims include:
Emphasizing the positive side of surviving
Engaging in activities to regain control
Giving yourself time to heal
Obsessing about the crime
Ways to Help You to Respond to Trauma
Alternate periods of physical exercise with relaxation