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I am a victim advocate for a Police Department and I have not received any training on mass violence, how important is to have a good working plan and why?
Elizabeth
12/01/2005
arrow icon A good mass violence response plan will allow you do be able...
Angie McCown
12/06/2005
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A state-based victim service organization would obviously have an integrated plan for utilizing victim service personnel and volunteers from within the state in case of emergencies. As we have seen in r...
Randy McCall
11/30/2005
arrow icon I think it is both possible and necessary to pre-plan. Depen...
Angie McCown
12/06/2005
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When we provide victim and survivor intervention following disaster it is important to recognize there exists a very diverse groups of people who need special attention. The injured,those who are grieving...
Sandi Macvane
11/30/2005
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Angie McCown
12/06/2005
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - 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...
OVCRC
11/30/2005
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We know that stress and trauma can be particularly difficult for teenagers. We saw this in the aftermath of 9-11 and again with Hurricane Katrina when teens were displaced away from their homes lives and ...
Helga West
11/30/2005
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Angie McCown
12/06/2005
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Who are the regional coordinators available to assist in instances of Mass Violence in Florida?
LEO IN FLORIDA
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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Arlene Cameron
11/30/2005
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Have you developed an effective interview protocol to assess victim needs in mass disasters? Are there planning grants available for developing such protocols?
Linda Miller
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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Do you include Amateur radio operators in your planning for emergency communications? Mike P
MIKE PROCTOR
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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Ms. McCown, have you done work with hurricane victims? If so, have you worked with elderly traumatized from hurricanes like what we have had in Florida this past year? Please provide information relevant t...
Teresa Hays
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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When you speak of dealing with victims of "mass violence" is it only in the perspective of violence inflicted by person(s) or do you include the violence of nature? Do you find difference...
W.Durkee
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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Please describe good practice in the coordination of the process by which the next of kin must formally identify the bodies of victims' killed in events of mass violence. Describe techniques for providing ...
M. Atlas-Terry
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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Ms. McCown, given your numerous experiences with natural disasters in Texas, what kind of planning or programs are needed to effectively assist persons with disabilities during these events? Can you point ...
Marlena Wald
11/30/2005
arrow icon In Texas we have learned a great deal from those agencies (v...
AMcCown
11/30/2005
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How are Mass Victims Incidents Teams able to handle victims that have language barriers such a sign language and other languages (Spanish or other languages)?
Rosario
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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I am a county prosecutor's office based victim advocate. How does responding to mass violence differ from the day to day victim services? What things are you trying to accomplish in a short amount of time ...
Jody
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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Please discuss the availability of mental health services for Victim Service Providers. Include, e.g., any data reporting what services are provided, utilization of such services, where they may be located...
Dr. Ron Burton
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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Angie, Could you compare the PTSD experienced by police, fire, and EMS personnel? How are they the same and how are they different?
Craig Campbell
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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During my twenty-eight years career,I worked with 20 small police department in Massachusetts whose members have faced much trauma. What financial and management resources are available to regionally initi...
Prof Ed LeClair
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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Please discuss your experience and observations working with the faith-based (multi-faith) community. What would you like them "to hear" from you regarding their response to mass disaster...
Susan Edwards
11/30/2005
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Sandi Macvane
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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I serve a rural county as the victim advocate. In the event of a disaster we would be on our own. What have you found would be the best response immediantly after a disaster? What is the first concerns to ...
Arlene Cameron
11/30/2005
arrow icon Thanks for the offer and I will email you to discuss it furt...
Arlene Cameron
11/30/2005
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AMcCown
11/30/2005
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime is pleased to welcome Angela McCown to the OVC Web Forum. Ms. McCown is available to answer your questions on assisting victims of mass violence. ...
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