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Trauma Response Resources for Families and Congregations

The Boston Marathon bombing calls for Unitarian Universalist responses. Find resources for helping children, families, and communities process trauma, disaster, and violence on a page by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Resource Development Office.

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Promote Congregational Safety

  • Protecting Your Church from Crime and Violence. Nine chapters. Particularly recommended: "A Shooter in the House—A Police Officer's Advice on How to Prevent and React to, a Gunman at Church." The entire document is 24 pages long.
  • Confronting Gun Violence at Church. Nine chapters. Particularly recommended: "Should Our Church Have an Armed Security Guard?" The entire document is 22 pages long.

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Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

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