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The Impact of Traumatic Grief

Trauma is described as something that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope. It can be characterized by a loss of control, and feelings of chaos and horror. It is hard to imagine any event or circumstance that would exemplify this more than the recent house fire in Erie claiming the lives of 5 children. The loss and traumatic grief associated with this tragic event has had a strong impact on our community. Our hearts ache for Ms. Overton, Mr. Jones, Ms. Facchiano, and Ms. Harris, as well as family, friends, neighbors, first responders and others in reach of this bewildering blow. Along with the community, members of the Erie Coalition for a Trauma Informed Community (ECTIC) wish to express o

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