The world as we know it has changed and continues to evolve in many ways which are not always positive. It is sometimes filled with violence and trauma, as evidenced by the recent attacks in Manchester England, but there are things we can do to provide comfort and healing when these events occur.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is committed to advancing research and solutions to overcome the barriers to success, help communities, and equip residents with violence prevention and intervention skills and other tools to improve neighborhood safety.
A New Trauma Response Program is Launching
The Casey Foundation is seeking proposals from community members interested in leading a trauma-response pilot in NPU-V through a grant of up to $60,000. The pilot would equip residents with violence prevention and intervention skills and other tools to improve neighborhood safety. Individuals, nonprofits and community-based organizations are welcome to apply.
“We’re hoping to equip residents with the tools they need to address the immediate and long-term effects of violence and trauma,” says Natallie Keiser, who oversees the Foundation’s community development work in Atlanta. “This initiative can strengthen the resilience communities already have and help neighbors heal when tragedy strikes.”
Among other activities, the Foundation also has hosted workshops on violence-prevention and mediation strategies and trained residents in “psychological first aid” – including techniques for responding to traumatic events, providing comfort and stabilizing those affected by a homicide or other act of violence.