One of our first tasks with clients in the valley is to identify, assess, and address injuries–both those that are visible and those that are invisible. This chapter offers practical ways to do this, as well as how to begin to mobilize supports and resources. Crises will always take precedence in trauma work, and in this chapter special attention is given to suicide risk and situations of domestic violence. A Suicide Risk Assessment form and Safety Planning form are included for therapist use. Also practical, easy to understand metaphors are presented, which therapists can use to explain PTSD and the healing process to clients.