Healing A Community

Healing A Community

Lessons for Recovery After A Large-scale Trauma

Book - 2018
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After the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, local caregivers, civic leaders, and first responders had the daunting task of navigating emotional and physical trauma as they stitched their community back together. The recovery process takes years, and as the coordinator of the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team, Melissa Glaser managed the town's response. She developed a unique set of therapeutic and transferable best practices that other communities can learn from. The impact of an intense media presence and the long-term financial needs of recovery work are also included. Through heartbreaking insights, Glaser conveys the importance of meeting traumatized individuals where they are at in the process. Lessons learned in Newtown can be used to create a universal community mental health disaster plan so leaders, therapists, and families know what to do the next time tragedy occurs.
Publisher: Las Vegas, NV : Central Recovery Press, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781942094906
1942094906
Branch Call Number: 362.22 G4623H 2018
Characteristics: xvi, 269 pages : forms ; 23 cm

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As THE EVENTS makes painfully clear, trauma from a mass shooting can affect individuals and communities for years. Psychologist Glaser shares therapies she helped develop after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.


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