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9:30am - 4:00pm
Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT

Preparing for After (3/28): Planning for Effective Response Following Acts of Mass Violence | 2019

On March 28, VOICES hosted a day-long training on planning for an effective community response following acts of mass violence. Law enforcement and emergency management including fire, police, and EMTs were in attendance.

The event trained law enforcement and emergency responders on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from traumatic events, taking into consideration both the short and long-term support the community will require.

The morning training was followed by afternoon presentations by individuals who were impacted by, or responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Topics included:

  • Pre-planning for a coordinated community response
  • Defining the impacted community
  • Psychological and emotional impact of mass trauma
  • Best practices for supporting the community’s long-term recovery
 
 
Opening Remarks 9:30am - 10:00am
 
Executive Director
Voices of September 11th
 
Preparing for After Training 10:00am – 12:15pm
 
Mary Fetchet, LCSW
VOICES
Project Director
VOICES
  • Pre-planning for a coordinated community response
  • Defining the impacted community
  • Psychological and emotional impact of mass trauma
  • Best practices for supporting the community’s long-term recovery
 
Lunch 12:15pm – 1:00pm
 
Panel Presentations 1:00pm – 3:00pm
 
Psychotherapist
EMDR Expert
Executive Director
Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation
Partner
Turken, Heath & McCauley
Colonel (Retired)
Connecticut State Police
 
Tabletop Facilitated Discussions 3:00pm – 4:00pm