Wendt Center counselors serve as a steady support to children, adults, families and caregivers affected by a local and national crisis.
“Thank you so very much for your timely and sensitive intervention with our staff after an unexpected loss on our unit. Your understanding, care and concern were immensely appreciated, and I thank you for your flexibility in responding to a busy staff, coming and going throughout the session while responding to patients’ needs… Your ability to accompany those who grieve is a precious gift and a healing work. Thanks for sharing yourself so freely with us.”
— Participant in Wendt Center Crisis Response Session
Faced with a sudden death of an employee, coping with the psychological sequelae from violence, fear of or realized terrorist attacks, or hoping to address the impact of vicarious trauma on workers, agencies and institutions call upon Wendt Center therapists to provide support and interventions when facing local or national crises.
Examples of crisis response include:
- On site response to schools, agencies and other institutions following violence, trauma or death of staff, students or others
- Support for first responders dealing with the vicarious trauma and other sequelae generated from their work
- Consultation to schools, hospitals and other institutions to design, education and develop programs in anticipation of traumatic events.