Preparing for After (3/29): Planning for Effective Response Following Acts of Mass Violence | 2019
On March 29, VOICES hosted a day-long training on planning for an effective community response following acts of mass violence. Social service providers including mental health professionals and representatives from faith-based organizations were in attendance.
The event trained social service providers 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.
- 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