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Helping to Heal: A Training on Mental Health Response to Terrorism

image of the American FlagThe purpose of the Helping to Heal: A Training on Mental Health Response to Terrorism is to better prepare mental health professionals and paraprofessionals for the early phases of response to a terrorist or mass trauma event.

This training kit was developed based on the unique experiences of the Community Resilience Project of Northern Virginia. It provides information, suggestions, and lessons learned from the staff’s response to 9/11 and subsequent terrorist events. Much of the information in this training has been adapted from existing mental health publications related to natural disasters, and reflects ways in which Community Resilience Project staff adapted that existing information for the mental health response to 9/11. 

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Full manual with 8 modules and appendices, covering all aspects of mental health response to terrorism, including preparation, interventions and services, and safety and wellness, with separate modules for managers and paraprofessionals.

The full manual can be downloaded in either a pdf or Word version.   Manual Contents:

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Field Guide

Reference guide with essential information on providing mental health services to survivors of terrorism, such as practical guidelines and checklists

The full field guide can be downloaded in either a pdf or Word version.

Feedback Form

Form gathering feedback on the training  (pdf) (Word)

Additional Resources

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