Last week was full of transitions for Voices of September 11th and our staff. Our enthusiastic spring interns completed the last hours of their internship programs just in time to graduate high school! A few days later, our offices were once again full with a new group of New Canaan High School students. For the next few weeks, these summer interns will be working on a memorial project, documenting community response to 9/11. Their focus will range from local town memorials to the National September 11 Memorial in New York City, as well as personal memorials created by families. If their personal biographies tell us anything about the quality of work we can expect, then we are certainly looking forward to seeing their final project in August!
Do you have questions about eligibility for the World Trade Center Health Program? Visit with us in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on Sunday, June 22nd at the Dominican American Communitarian Association Health Fair. At the fair, we will meet with responders, survivors and their friends to provide information about the application process for The World Trade Center Health Program.
During the event, Ms Shelby spoke about motivational interviewing principles and techniques and how they can be used as an effective strategy for engaging clients in behavior change. She explained that motivational interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of interviewing to illicit and strengthen motivation for change.
Father's Day is a time to thank the special men in our lives - our Fathers, Step-fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Brothers and those individuals whose guidance and sacrifice has shaped us in so many ways. It's also a time to remember those who aren't with us today, but whose memory lives on through the stories we share.
It was my privilege to witness a special moment. A woman stood at the smart table with her grandchildren. They clicked on the photos while the grandmother told them stories that went with each one. “Oh, that was your father’s first communion.” “Oh look at how handsome your uncle looked on his wedding day.”