Betrayal Trauma First Aid


After a person learns he or she has been sexually betrayed, what is the most helpful thing to do first? This free printable outlines five “first aid” responses to betrayal trauma. It is designed to give immediate guidance to betrayed individuals so they can begin healing as soon as possible.

Sexual betrayal is a unique kind of crisis and trauma. Knowing the immediate steps to take to navigate this crisis can reduce the betrayed individual’s suffering and improve outcomes. This document is a practical and easy-to-use resource for therapists, coaches, Twelve-Step sponsors, and caregivers to freely share with those who have been recently betrayed.


Designed for:

  • Licensed and certified mental health providers and coaches who work with betrayed individuals.
  • Individuals who are healing from betrayal trauma.
  • Religious leaders.
  • Anyone who is concerned for a betrayed friend or family member.

3 pages

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