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I am working on research relating to behavioral indicators toward violence, both applied and theoretical. I am curious if you have identified any current and relevant behavioral indicators (interdisciplin...
Dr. D. Johnson
10/19/2016
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Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics with your colleagues on ...
OVCRC
09/27/2016
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Do you have any best practices for contacting victims next of kin?
sally d
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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What steps can local and national agencies take to educate the public about charity scams that pop up after incidents of mass violence?
Matthew
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
arrow icon The most common types of fraud are those attempting to colle...
Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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What is the biggest challenge when you have inexperienced volunteers?
Angela Buckhana
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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With the way people are connected to events instantaneously through modern media outlets, what do you think is most important for media representatives to know in order to balance the need to report and se...
Chad Harris
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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What type of follow up do you recommend be provided to victims who were not physically injured but were present at the time of the incident?
Angela Buckhana
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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What do you feel is the most important service for victim's of mass violence to receive months after their victimization.
Angela Buckhana
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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Asked on behalf of students in Victimology & Victim Services course @ Becker College...Is there one type of Mass Violence incident that is much harder to help victims deal with? Thank you.
Prof. K.Woods
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Asked on behalf of Victimology & Victim Services course @ Becker College...In incidents of mass violence or terrorist attacks, in your experiences, what do victims and their families seem to need the m...
Prof. K.Woods
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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1.Does triage work on-scene for victims of mass violence (VOMV)? If so, how? 2. What are some age-appropriate options/methods to use with children of VOMV? 3. Is there any research in various techniq...
Jack Van Wye
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Jack Van Wye
09/27/2016
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Krista Flanniga
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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Karen Thomas
09/27/2016
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The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Krista Flannigan, J.D. and Karen D. Thomas to the OVC Web Forum. They will be available to answer your questions on Serving Victims of Mass Viole...
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