Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions: courtesy of National Centre PTSD- US

When trauma survivors take direct action to cope with their stress reactions, they put themselves in a position of power. Active coping with the trauma makes you begin to feel less helpless. Active coping means accepting the impact of trauma on your life and…Read More

Thank You to our Supporters, Staff & Volunteers!

Preparing for todays presentation: As I reflect on what iThemba has achieved, the work our staff has done and the survivors, victims & the silent hero's & heroines we have assisted; I am encouraged, inspired and invigorated: To all ITHEMBA staff,…Read More


Celebrate World Trauma Day (17th Oct.) With Change a Life IThemba Rape and Trauma Support Centre, South African Police and Community Policing Forum “Between 2003 and 2009, there have been 2 899 658 victims of contact crime; ranging from 403 791 sexual…Read More

Appeal for funds

WISH LIST FOR ITHEMBA Dear Friends, It is that time of the year again when i have to put my hands out in the begging position and ask for help. Well, to be honest, I prefer to think of asking for money and goods for iThemba as a way of offering people a…Read More

Victims Rights

A call to action

In 2007, following media exposure on 702, people responded to the story of "iThemba" (a pseudonym) a four year old girl who had been violently raped by a 26 year old and then re-victimized when she was taken to a provincial hospital in Springs. While she was…Read More


If u are a victim of crime,u have the right to dignity,protection & support. Now u can call the National Trauma Helpline 0861 467 348.(0861 HOPE 4 U). Load onto ur phone & pls send on
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