VOICES has created programs and materials that help communities prepare to meet both the short and long-term needs of victims impacted by tragedy.
Often emergency response planning does not take into account the long-term needs of victims. These individuals may continue to experience difficulties long after the event or they may find psychological issues will unexpectedly present years later.
Based upon the real world experience of staff members who have worked extensively since 2001 with those impacted by the attacks on 9/11, VOICES is uniquely positioned to provide a long-term framework for use by stakeholders within each community. Our Resource Kit is based on extensive research and interviews conducted with those who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing and the shootings at Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University and in Tucson, Arizona. The Kit, coupled with ongoing research and the development of curriculum and training, offers an informative guide of best practices that will help better prepare and promote resiliency in communities following an event.
Download the Preparing for After Resource Kit here