Community Planning

Sense of Hope Counseling, Training & Consulting

Community Planning

Instructor: Nancy Hawley, MA, LMHC

A Community Plan for Mass Violence Incidents

The needs of victim/survivors will be discussed from crisis intervention to long term needs. Reactions to the event, what assistance may be needed, privacy, mental health needs and connection to others will be explored.

Following a comprehensive plan designed by many experts through the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC), this training will address how communities can prepare or react to incidents of mass violence. Topics include:

  • Forming a committee of key agencies to develop a victim assistance response plan
  • Defining what entities are involved in the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Crisis response for victims and families
  • Communication
  • Victim Identification and Notification
  • Volunteer Management
  • Donation Management
  • Criminal Justice System support for victims and families
  • Grant Funding Assistance

This training is suitable for these professionals:

  • State Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) administrators: compensation and assistance.
  • Emergency planning managers.
  • Law enforcement officials.
  • Prosecutors’ offices.
  • Victim service providers.
  • Health care providers (including mental health).

It is recommended as at least a full day training with 2-3 day training available.



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