TTAP is about the advancement of psychology and mental health in Trinidad and Tobago. To reach our goals - goals geared towards the betterment of T&T's dear citizens- we sometimes need help from you the public. Support for our projects means doing something good for your country and the wellbeing of your countrymen. You can donate online or at any Republic Bank branch. We greatly appeciate your financial offerings.
We thank you for your consideration and support on behalf of ourselves and the thousands of Trinbagonians who will benefit from the ripple effect of your contribution.
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Violent crimes, sexual assaults, domestic violence, car accidents, natural or man-made disasters, whether small-scale or national, are all traumatic events.
TRAUMATIC EVENTS are defined as unexpected, life-threatening or perceived to be life-threatening events that we have little or no control over, that happen to us OR that we witness happening to others. In addition, trauma experts regard all ongoing abuse and neglect of children as traumatic. We must, therefore, conclude that Trinidad and Tobago has experienced considerable traumatic events. This does not just have an impact on individuals, but also on families, communities, and finally the nation, impeding our national development. The effects of untreated trauma include severe psychological dysfunction, violent crime, gang activity, drug and alcohol use, inability to work, and psychiatric illnesses such as depression, suicide and homicide.
Victims of such events require specialised care in order to recover mentally and emotionally from the measurable and profound changes that occur in their brains and are evident in their behaviours and attitudes as a result. Such injuries, if unattended to, can result in the emergence of undesirable behaviours and violent crimes.
Most at-risk youth have experienced at least two (2) clearly established traumatic events in their lives before they reach 12 years of age. A report on the screening of applicants (ages 16-21 years) for 2009's entry into the Ministry of National Security’s SYSP (Specialised Youth Service Programmes) youth-at-risk residential programmes indicates that the majority of applicants had experienced several traumatic events.
There is a Critical Need for national trauma clinics in Trinidad and Tobago to heal our victims of trauma.
TTAP has on its 2018 agenda, the development of a trauma centre, where quality professional trauma treatment can be administered to those in need of it. To make this a free service to adults and children who cannot afford to engage a specialist themselves, we need your help! Click "donate" to contribute to our building fund and support this project. Let's make this a reality.
You can make financial donations in the following ways:
a. In-bank Deposit/In-bank Transfer - to the TTAP's Bank Account at Republic Bank Ltd., a/c # 110215835901.
b. Online payment on TTAP website - debit or credit cards except linx (Coming Soon)
c. Online Bank transfer - to TTAP's Republic Bank Ltd., a/c #110215835901
d. Cash payment to the TTAP treasurer
e. Cheque addressed to Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists