Traumatic events refer to events or happenings in the world and environment that lead to traumatic losses and deaths that is outside the ordinary range of human experience and that is usually associated with intense fear, terror, and sense of helplessness. Traumatic events can be: 1. Human-induced victimization which are traumatic events caused by humans like the September 11, 2001 attack in New York, and bombings made by humans in war-torn areas etc.

Also include rape, battering, incest, torture, terrorism or war-related atrocities. 2. Natural disaster caused by typhoons, tornadoes. Like the Typhoon Katrina and the recent 2009 flooding in the Philippines caused by a typhoon. Also include life.threatening diseases, serious accidents.