Our work over the past 15 years has given us valuable insight into the long-term needs of victims’ families, responders and survivors. VOICES has presented 23 conferences and symposiums featuring presentations by accomplished researchers, subject matter experts, victims’ rights advocates and clinicians working in the field of trauma, grief and disaster mental health. At each event, we are pleased to bring together mental health professionals, government agencies, emergency managers, law enforcement, and those providing services to individuals impacted by traumatic events.
This past year, we hosted three events: Our New York Symposium, the 14th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum, and our New Jersey Resilience Symposium. More than 450 family members, responders, survivors, mental health professionals and government agencies attended, including representatives from the Newtown School Shootings, the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Air India Flight 182 Families Association.