Remembrance, Renewal, Resilience
This September 11th marks the 15th Anniversary of the attacks, a milestone for all those who lost a loved one, both here in the United States and in the 90 countries who lost citizens that day. It's also a day that impacted countless survivors, as well as the tens of thousands of responders who worked tirelessly in the recovery effort.
Since 2001, we have had the honor of providing long-term support services for the 9/11 families, responders and survivors, work that continues today. We have also had the opportunity to partner with accomplished clinicians and researchers who have dedicated their professional careers to working with the 9/11 community.
VOICES planned three unique events to commemorate the 2,977 precious lives lost, to promote renewal and healing, and to celebrate the resilience shown by so many across the nation since that time. These programs will help bridge the gap between research and practice, provide ongoing support for the 9/11 community, and offer continued insights into the public policy reforms required to keep our country safe.
Thank you to all that participated!
A day of clinically informed presentations from leading researchers and clinicians working in the field of trauma. Topics include compassion fatigue, mitigating secondary traumatic stress, identifying the long-term needs of victim's families, group treatment modalities, mental health considerations and best practices in responding to and recovering from traumatic events. The event is intended for mental health professionals, victims' services, emergency managers, law enforcement, and other community stakeholders. 6 clinical social work CEUs available.
to view the agenda and speakers.
VOICES hosted our 15th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum on the eve of this milestone anniversary. The day-long event provided an opportunity for 9/11 families, responders, survivors and those who supported them to gather together as a community. This year, we are especially honored that Dr. Charles Figley and Dr. Kathy Regan Figley presented the keynote address, "Building Resilience to Compassion Fatigue."
The program included presentations, panel discussions and round-table conversations to promote healing and resilience in their lives. Topics include the World Trade Center Health Program, building resilience, interfaith response, identifying unmet needs, advocacy efforts, and effective interventions to address the long-term growth and recovery of children and families.
VOICES is honored to once again host this annual event bringing together the 9/11 community – both those who were affected and the dedicated professionals with expertise in the fields of mental health, law, occupational health and medicine who have provided support and services over the years.
to view the agenda and speakers.
In commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of 9/11, VOICES partnered with Grace Farms Foundation for a public discourse program centered on remembrance, renewal, and resilience. Participants discussed their perspectives on the long-standing impact of 9/11 and the current challenges we face.
Distinguished speakers and panelists included:
Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy, Congressman Jim Himes, Scott Bates
Ambassador Tim Roemer, Attorney James Kreindler, John Gannon
Bonnie McEneaney, Brian Lavigne, Mary and Frank Fetchet
Join us in remembering those whose lives were lost, and gain insight into how we can best prevent, respond to and recover from acts of terrorism and mass violence.
to learn more.