When Jesus began his ministry. He stood up in the temple and spoke this proclamation:
Luk 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Luk 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
In this verse, he proclaimed his mission to the world, that He has come to be the healer of every pain, illness, sorrow and those who are broken in mind, body, and spirit. But, in order to do this, he has commissioned us, his disciples as well in this mission.
Sadly, the Church today spends a great deal of time ignoring, or silencing the victims. When the subject of abuse and trauma are brought out, it is many times carefully staged; and air brushed. If they can't put on the happy face people want to see, and start contributing to church activities as they are expected, various forms of behavior comes their way, adding to their already wounded soul; gossip, shunning, avoidance, ridicule and laughter. Victims of trauma learn to keep silent because they may be traumatized, but they quickly learn that people are uncomfortable with raw reality.
This is something Jesus never shied from. Each encounter he had with those who cried out to him for healing; came as they were, there was no time for pretense, careful staging, or worrying about what people thought. We see him making mud and rubbing in a man's eyes as he healed him of blindness, standing and asking how long a child had been as he was from the distraught father, before he delivered him from demonic bondage, commanding the name of the demons tormenting the wild man from Gadarene, and not worrying that it may not sit well with the towns folk. He asked questions, he entered into their suffering, He moved with compassion. We need to go back to the bible, and learn from Him again.
Then there are those who have experienced trauma, perhaps multiple times; who are expected to "get over it", within a period of time set by the onlookers. If you don't seem to improve within the time frame set for you by other's, avoidance and labeling comes next. The video below is excellent on this subject. This woman has many very important points that bring light on how to minister to the trauma victim. She also makes some very good comments on what trauma victims experience from family, community, and the world in general. Her observations are very discerning.
Video used by permission of the speaker