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September 2020 Featured Resources

September is National Preparedness Month

President Trump has proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. In his proclamation, the President states “we cannot always know when the next crisis will occur, but we can know that we will be prepared by committing ourselves to a culture of resilience.”

September 2019 Featured Resources

Recognizing National Preparedness Month

President Trump has proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. In his proclamation, the President states that we "honor and express our immense appreciation for the brave first responders who risk their lives to help others before, during, and after emergencies."

October 2019 Featured Resources

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

President Trump proclaimed that October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In his proclamation, the President states "We strive to eliminate domestic violence in all its horrific forms in order to sustain the hope of a better life for victims and to foster safer homes and relationships for all Americans."

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed.