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Preparing and Assessing Strategically for Community Crisis
 
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As far as models used for responding to individuals who have experienced a community crisis, is there one that is preferred over another? We have looked into it and found psychological first aid, mental h...
Mandy
09/04/2013
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Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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In preparing for a community crisis, what should a city focus on versus a rural neighborhood? I imagine a response plan would greatly differ!
ThomasL
09/04/2013
arrow icon .Rural communities are very different then large cities. Re...
Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
arrow icon Some emergency plans are online. Try that first. This is a...
Ginger
09/04/2013
arrow icon Yes they can be different. First contact your county office...
Ginger
09/04/2013
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Any suggestions on how to begin a response team, who should be included and how do we get others to recognize the good we can do in working together?
Chase
09/04/2013
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Lori Gerber
09/26/2013
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Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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Crisis in small communities can have big impact. How is this type of crisis similar or different from tragedies with large numbers of people in large cities?
Kevin
09/04/2013
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Lori Gerber
09/26/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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Communities have to respond to different types of crises from mass violence events to natural disasters. What are the main differences in preparing a response plan?
Cheryl
09/04/2013
arrow icon Your response plan of your team will depend on what the comm...
Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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What resiliency suggestions do you have for individuals after a crisis has occurred?
N Carter
09/04/2013
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Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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What is the best format when it comes to dealing with ongoing trauma exposure to workers?
Susan Lopez
09/04/2013
arrow icon You can also work with local mental health workers who have ...
Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
arrow icon You can look at having debriefing with workers and putting a...
Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
arrow icon One other suggestion: Victim advocates need interventions/de...
Ginger
09/04/2013
arrow icon One way that seems to be helpful is making sure that workers...
Ginger
09/04/2013
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We are exploring the development of, and statewide coordination of crisis advocacy services for addressing mass victimization. What are the key things we should be considering?
D S Halley
09/04/2013
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Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
arrow icon Thanks. I have already done so--just trying to gather as mu...
D S Halley
09/04/2013
arrow icon Congratulations that is great that you are moving forward. P...
Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
arrow icon Thank you. Are there any states in particular--perhaps the ...
D S Halley
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
arrow icon Congratulations on moving forward to a statewide coordinated...
Ginger
09/04/2013
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We have 38 homicide in the year of 2013, can we call this a community crisis? If yes, then what we need to do to bring down homicide rate in the city?
Prit Kaur
09/04/2013
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Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
arrow icon As a victim Advocate this can be called a community crisis. ...
Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
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prit kaur
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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what are the key elements and personnel needed to help victims and family members.
P
09/04/2013
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Lori Gerber
09/26/2013
arrow icon When you look at key elements in helping victims and familie...
Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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Colleen
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
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How does one highlight the need for a community to include victim advocacy groups in their emergency preparedness plans?
E Quinn
09/04/2013
arrow icon One thing that is important is to explain what a victim advo...
Lori Gerber
09/26/2013
arrow icon I think the LEPC will help you move towards victim advocacy ...
Ginger
09/04/2013
arrow icon Setting up appointments with your local hospitals, City Mana...
Lori Gerber
09/04/2013
arrow icon Thank you! The info on getting in with the LEPC is really he...
E Quinn
09/04/2013
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E Quinn
09/04/2013
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Ginger
09/04/2013
arrow icon What can you do? (1) Develop information that outlines your...
Ginger
09/04/2013
arrow icon Since September is National Preparedness Month, this would b...
Ginger
09/04/2013
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