As we begin 2016, CRCVC is grateful for the generous support of our donors and partners which allow us to continue to serve persons harmed by crime and violence across Canada. We will focus on our EDUCATION efforts, RESEARCH work and SUPPORT services this coming year. Serving more than 1,000 callers in 2015, we provided information resources, referrals and advocacy to survivors of violence. Staff also developed information resources and participated in various conferences and community events. We also hosted a workshop for professionals working with persons who’ve suffered trauma.
We look forward to publishing findings from our research project, “Investigating the Long-Term Impact of Bereavement Due to Terrorism: Factors That Contribute to Trauma, Grief, Growth and Resilience” in collaboration with VOICES of September 11th and the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University. The study is evaluating the immediate and ongoing needs of family members who lost loved ones on 9/11, or in the bombing of Air India Flight 182 in June 1985. By understanding the collective experiences of victims’ families, we will better serve and assist families impacted by other traumatic events. The study closes on Sunday, January 17, 2016. If you are a 9/11 or Air India Family member and have not yet participated, we encourage you to do so. The anonymous questionnaire is accessible at www.voicesofsept11research.org.
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