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Complex trauma is not always the result of childhood trauma. It can also occur as a result of adults’ experience of violence in the home, family, neighbourhood and workplace. It can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, financial or spiritual. Other causes are violence in the community such as civil unrest, war trauma or genocide, refugee and asylum seeker trauma, sexual exploitation and trafficking, extreme medical trauma and repeated deployments such as for emergency personnel, armed forces. Often people who have experienced trauma experience repeated trauma when seeking help. This is called re-traumatisation, and is often not intention. Being trauma-informed can reduce the possibility of re-traumatisation.