Voices of September 11th has created several tip sheets with funding from Public Safety Canada. This document provides guidance about their use.
When Should They Be Given?
The Tip Sheets are designed to be distributed in the immediate aftermath of an act of mass violence, including:
- Mass shooting
- Other intentional event of mass violence
Who Were They Created For?
The intended stakeholder groups for the tip sheets are defined in the table below.
|Victim’s Family||Family member or close friend of a person who died as a result of the event*|
|Survivor||A person who experienced an event and may have suffered physical injury, witnessed death and violence, and/or lost a family member, friend, or colleague in the event|
|Responder||A person who responds to the event, for example, law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire service, emergency management, or recovery worker|
|Provider/Practitioner||A mental health or medical professional who provides services to individuals affected by an event|
The table below provides guidance about which tip sheets should be given to each stakeholder group.
|Mental Health Considerations After an Act of Mass Violence||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Considerations for Practitioners and Responders||✔||✔|
|Considerations for Speaking with the Media After Being Affected by Mass Violence||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Tips for Family Members of Victims of Mass Violence||✔|
|Tips for Survivors of Mass Violence||✔|
|Tips for First Responders and Recovery Workers Responding to a Mass Violence Event||✔|
|Tips for Health Care Practitioners Providing Care to ThoseAffected by Mass Violence||✔|
VOICES Support - Phone: 253-966-3911; Email: Support@VoicesCenter.org
VOICES Mission - From 9/11 to today, Voices Center for Resilience assists communities in preparing for and recovering from tragedy, and provides long-term support and resources that promote mental health care and wellness, for victims’ families, responders and survivors.