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Rapid Response Team

 

Rapid Response Team

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Our Rapid Response Team is a one-stop, Survivor focused team that will urgently deploy into the affected community after a tragedy to work with and assist politicians and the community to make sure that services and comfort are immediately provided to the victims and their families. We are the first Survivor-centric Rapid Response Team available in this nation. We are a team of Survivors of mass casualty violence that have been re-victimized by the lack of coordinated efforts and understanding of what is needed to survive the initial shock.  We will help to craft the proper language when speaking to and about victims of crime. We advocate for the efficient notification for families of the deceased and injured.  We interact with the media concerning requests for interviews and guiding the media to adapt a Don’t Name Them policy.

 


I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
— Carl Jung