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Congressional Panel Discussion on the Mental Health Needs of Victims of Terrorism

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Time: 12:00 PM Location: Rayburn House Office Building Gold Room (Rayburn 2168) Issue: Counterterrorism, Health

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Victims of Terrorism

Sponsored by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)

Moderated by:
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

Panelist Biographies

Refreshments served

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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