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16th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum

Join us for a day of presentations, panel discussions and round-table conversations designed to promote healing and resilience in the 9/11 community. Topics include the World Trade Center Health Program, building resilience, 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. More.

 

New York City Symposium - Knowledge to Practice

Join us for a day of clinically informed presentations from leading researchers and clinicians working in the field of trauma. Topics include complicated grief; brainspotting; treatment modalities for children and families; identifying the long-term needs of victim's families, responders and survivors; group treatment modalities; and responding to and recovering from traumatic events.

The daylong symposium is intended for mental health professionals, victims' services, emergency managers, law enforcement, and other community stakeholders. More.

 

Walk with Joe, an annual 5K walk held in Manalapan, NJ

Please join us for the 16th anniversary of "WALK WITH JOE", a memorial 5K walk honoring Patrick "Joe" Driscoll, Christopher Gray and Tom McCann, local area residents who lost their lives on September 11th.

The Walk will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:00 a.m., at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ. Please visit the website at www.walkwithjoe.com to register and obtain additional information. All proceeds are donated to local charities and non-profit.

 

VOICES 3rd Annual Golf Outing

Join us for a spectacular day of golf overlooking Long Island Sound! Those not playing golf are welcome to join us later in the day for the dinner and speaker program. Either way, our committee has planned an intimate "non-corporate" flavor for the event.

Funds raised from this event will sustain VOICES commitment to provide services to 9/11 families, responders and survivors. The event also supports VOICES Resilience Center that shares lessons learned to promote healing in communities impacted by other tragedies. More.

 

Video Premiere of "Voices" on August 28th

Please join us Monday August 28th at the New Canaan Public Library, 1515 Main Street , in the Lamb Room as the NCHS Summer Interns, through the generous sponsorship of the New Canaan Community Foundation present their short video ”VOICES of… Sandy Hook.9/11. Aurora. Columbine. Jerusalem.” They will share their summer long research and discovery with the stories of those who have been effected by a variety of acts of mass violence throughout the world and how they cope and build resilience for themselves and their communities . Light refreshments will be served . More.

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Quality sleep is essential to wellness, especially for those coping with physical and/or psychological conditions. Sleep disturbance is common among those living with trauma, grief, and medical conditions, and is prevalent in the 9/11 Community. Insomnia may lead to increased distress and exacerbate coexisting conditions, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, alcohol dependence, or hypnotic medication dependence.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is considered a first-line intervention for primary insomnia by the National Institute of Health, with recent research supporting its effectiveness. More.

 

International Symposium on Victims of Terrorism

This year's Conference will focus on all victims of crime but it will also consider emerging trends in victims' rights, needs and responses internationally. In particular, the Conference will consider the needs and responses for victims of terrorism, hate crime, online crime and historical abuse.

The Victim Support Europe Conference will offer you the opportunity to network and learn from people working with victims of crime from around the world. You will forge new connections and reignite old ones, which will facilitate the sharing of information and best practice once you return home from the conference. More.

 

Voices Center of Excellence for Community Resilience: Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma

The Symposium was held on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Kean University STEM Building, 1075 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ. Registration begins at 8:30 am. The program began at 9:00 am and concluded at 4:00 pm.

A special program with subject matter experts in the field of "Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma" taught concrete skills and shared research-based information on this important topic. More.

 

Facebook Live on Monday, March 6

Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya of the World Trade Center Survivor Clinic at Bellevue and VOICES Founding Director Mary Fetchet LCSW will discuss the symptoms and treatment available through the WTC Health Program for those who lived, worked, or went to school in Lower Manhattan on or after 9/11. More.

 

Program for Sept. 11 survivors, first responders offers ‘peace of mind’

For two weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Rod Khattabi could often be seen at Ground Zero digging through the rubble. In the hours after the attacks, Khattabi was a first responder, working around the clock in dangerous conditions.

The former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Special Agent, who is a director of the Safety and Justice Initiative at Grace Farms, remembers returning to his Norwalk home on the morning of Sept. 12. More.

 

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