Did you know that many victims of violence and
abuse-even years after the abuse ends-are still suffering from severe health consequences of
that abuse? These consequences include many common, sometimes severe, health conditions, such as
chronic pain, headaches, stomach and cardiac problems, anxiety or depression, and gynecological
disorders. These conditions can be so devastating that many victims are disabled and no longer able
to work fulltime.
The Health After Trauma
Project of Creekside Communications is under the direction of Ellen Taliaferro, MD.
The mission of the Health After Trauma Project is to
address the long-term medical consequences of trauma and abuse. This mission is supported by the
Build a community of survivors, their supporters, and the
professionals who work with them.
Promote education regarding the medical effects of trauma and abuse
through books, an online journal, and training directed to survivors, the medical and mental health
community, the legal and law enforcement community, and advocates.