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Mass Violence Tip Sheets


VOICES Tip Sheets
Promoting Healing and Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Mass Violence
In the aftermath of an act of mass violence or tragedy where there is loss of life and/or injury, those impacted are often in shock and uncertain about how to access critical information. Whether you are a family member who lost a loved one, or someone who survived or witnessed the event, you will need guidance on how to find resources in the days and months ahead. Children in the community are especially vulnerable and will need close observation within a safe, supportive environment.
First responders and mental health practitioners, no matter how well-trained, may be exposed to highly stressful circumstances in addition to enduring intense workloads and long hours. Effective management of the media following a tragedy is critical for those impacted, as well as the community-at-large.
Voices of September 11th (VOICES) produced Tip Sheets with a grant from Public Safety Canada based on extensive research and lessons learned. VOICES Tip Sheets provide specific, timely guidance for victims’ families, survivors, first responders and health care practitioners. Information is also available on talking with children as well mental health considerations for the short and long-term.
  • Tips for Family Members of Victims of Mass Violence
  • Tips for Survivors of Mass Violence
  • Tips for First Responders and Recovery Workers Responding to a Mass Violence Event
  • Tips for Health Care Practitioners Providing Care to Those Affected by Mass Violence
  • Talking with Children After Tragedy
  • Mental Health Considerations After an Act of Mass Violence
  • Considerations for Speaking with the Media After Being Affected by Mass Violence
  • Tip Sheets : What to Know About Giving Them Out
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