Week 2: Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: 48 Hours and Beyond

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October 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

This September and October, the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) will launch an important two-part webinar series that will highlight significant actions needed to help your community prepare and respond appropriately to assist victims in the first few days after a mass violence tragedy occurs.

The first webinar, “Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: The First 24 to 48 Hours,” will discuss steps to execute a response plan, including what to expect during response committee meetings, communication strategies, factors to consider when setting up a Family Assistance Center, challenges with victim identification and death notifications, and key elements of volunteer and donation management.

The second webinar, “Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: 48 Hours and Beyond,” will build upon the details that were discussed in the first webinar. We will discuss the transition from short-term to long-term assistance, how to execute productive outreach plans, understanding immediate/acute, intermediate/transitional, and long-term needs of survivors, how to honor victims and survivors, and how to get involved in exercise planning.

To participate in this important training, please plan to join either the September or October webinar series.