The Jefferson Institute for Justice Studies (JIJS) designed a 1- to 5-day training session to help local communities and states develop, implement, and coordinate long-range crisis response plans. JIJS also works with local and state agencies to prepare response plans for incidents that involve victims of mass violence and terrorism. Training focuses on response to trauma, both psychological and medical, as well as long-term stress, death and dying, intervention, spiritual considerations, and media management. Curriculum modification can produce 1-day overview training or expanded training with comprehensive, interactive sessions. For more information about this training, go to JIJSs Web site or contact JIJS at 1015 18th Street NW., Suite 902, Washington, DC 20036, (telephone) 2026592882, (fax) 2026592885.
Go to the American Red Cross Web site to access the Guide to Organizing Neighborhoods for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.