Congressional Panel Discussion Tomorrow on the Mental Health Needs of Victims of Terrorism
(WASHINGTON) – Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7th, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, will sponsor a Congressional panel discussion entitled “Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Victims of Terrorism.” The panel discussion will explore the mental health implications of terrorist attacks, available government services, best practices from advocacy groups, and possible policy responses.
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Victims of Terrorism
Sponsored by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)
Tuesday, August 7th
Rayburn House Office Building
Gold Room (Rayburn 2168)
Kurt Braddock, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Homeland Security, Penn State University & Researcher, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
John Feal, Founder, Feal Good Foundation
Mary Fetchet, Founding Director, Voices of September 11th
Courtney Grey, Director of Disaster Behavioral Health, Boston Public Health Commission
Dave Fortier, President, One World Strong Foundation
RSVP: E-mail CHS.RSVP@mail.house.gov
Since 9/11, the United States has tragically witnessed a number of terror attacks, including the 9/11 attacks, the Boston bombing, and the Charleston church shooting, among others. Most of The House Committee on Homeland Security’s work focuses on the prevention and response of terrorist attacks, however, less is known about the mental health trauma endured by victims of terrorism.
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