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The 10.27 Healing Partnership provides a therapeutic community whose activities and programs are self-directed, encouraging individuals to engage in ways that build hope and connectivity and ultimately foster well-being.

Whether you are seeking information to help yourself or trying to learn more to help someone else in need, we are a resource to help you no matter where you are in your healing process.

Those Feeling Vulnerable

Coping is an act of courage, it means that we choose to face what is uncomfortable, sit with it, and try to find new ways of understanding or living.  After a Mass Violence Incident we know that people will experience a wide variety of emotions and those come on no one timeline.  We know that it is normal and we know that sometimes it is better to reach out and talk to someone and sometimes it is better to learn on your own and practice some skills.  Please consider these resources below as opportunities to learn and practice:

Help for First Responders
  • Preventing and Managing Stress Tips for Disaster Responders
    • This fact sheet provides tips to help disaster response workers prevent and manage stress while on assignment. It includes strategies to help responders prepare for their assignments, take stress-reducing precautions, and manage stress in the recovery phase.
  • Tips for Families of Returning Disaster Responders: Adjusting to Life at Home
    • This fact sheet offers tips and strategies families can use to help disaster response workers return home and adjust to daily life. It describes things to keep in mind while adjusting to the return of a loved one, signs of stress, and when to seek help.
  • A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions
    • This guide aids crisis response workers in stress prevention and management before, during, and after a public health crisis. It describes the stress cycle and common stress reactions while offering tips to promote a positive workplace and monitor and minimize stress.
  • A Guide to Psychological First Aid (PFA)
    • The Psychological First Aid (PFA) Field Guide, developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, is an evidence-informed approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism. Available as a manual and an app, the goal is to reduce initial distress and foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning for adults, families and children.
Coping with Stress After a Traumatic Event
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress
    • For the many of us who have been trying to help those in grief or who are going through a tough time, we too can have some of the traumatic effects.
Helping Children and Teens with Traumatic Grief
  • Talking to Children about Hate Crimes and Anti-Semitism
    • Children can experience strong reactions when learning about hate crimes, and they will often turn to trusted adults to ask questions and seek guidance. Here are some strategies for how to take on the role of that trusted adult.
  • Parental Guidelines for Helping Youth after Mass Violence
    • Young people may deal traumatic events differently from adults. Here are some ways to be supportive and understanding of youth after a traumatic event, including strategies for adults to cope themselves.
  • Talking to Children about the Shooting
    • Children experience sadness, grief, helplessness, anxiety, and anger as they process traumatic events. Here are some ways you can speak to children as they struggle with their thoughts and feelings about the stories and images of the traumatic events they may have seen.
Children’s Understanding and Reactions to Death
Help for Older Adults
  • Psychological Issues for Older Adults in Disasters
    • This publication is intended to provide disaster mental health and human service workers, service providers, program planners, administrators, as well as care givers, and older persons themselves with the tools and knowledge to appropriately respond to the needs of older adults in times of disaster.
Dealing with Commemorations and Holidays
  • Anniversary Effect
    • As the annual date of a disaster or traumatic event approaches, many survivors report anxiety, anger, flashbacks, depression, or fear. Knowing what to expect in advance can sometimes be helpful. Review some common reactions among survivors of a disaster or traumatic event so you can be there for yourself and others.

Those Who Want to Help

The 10.27 Healing Partnership provides trainings and professional development opportunities to those who seek to support communities in need, following a traumatic event. The trainings are geared to bring together a community of professionals who are interested and passionate about doing this work.

Please check back in the future for our trainings and professional development opportunities or visit our Get Involved page for volunteer opportunities.

The 10.27 Healing Partnership does not discriminate against program participants and/ or beneficiaries on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity in its delivery of services.

This project was supported by PCCD Subgrant #2020 VV 01 33242, awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and the US Department of Justice Programs. Opinions, findings and conclusions expressed within this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of PCCD or the Department of Justice Programs.


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