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August 15, 2005

Virginia Resilience Post-9/11 Project:
DC-Area Community Events

The Virginia Resilience Post-9/11 Project of the National Center for Victims of Crime is sponsoring a series of community events in the DC-area to help promote the resilience of 9/11 victims, their families, and first responders. Events will focus on building on existing strengths, identifying resources, and sharing strategies for fostering resilience and coping with the ongoing stress of the 2001 terrorist attack of the Pentagon. All events are free; registration is required.

Families of September 11 (FOS11) is a proud partner of the Virginia Resilience Post-9/11 Project. We encourage you to visit the Resilience Post-9/11 Project website at www.ncvc.org/resilience for self-help resources and links to services. For additional wellness resources, please visit FOS11 at www.familiesofseptember11.org/wellness.


Upcoming events:

Finding Resilience in the Wake of 9/11
August 30, 2005
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Pentagon Employee Discussion Group
Ritz Carlton
1250 S. Hayes Street
Arlington VA  22202
You must register for this event by calling 1-800-FYI-CALL or by sending an e-mail message to resilience@ncvc.org.  Open to non-Pentagon employees, pending space availability.

Coping with Ongoing Triggers for 9/11 Survivors
August 31, 2005
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Pentagon Employee Discussion Group
Ritz Carlton
1250 S. Hayes Street
Arlington VA  22202
You must register for this event by calling 1-800-FYI-CALL or by sending an e-mail message to resilience@ncvc.org.  Open to non-Pentagon employees, pending space availability.

Are You Concerned About a Loved One or Child?
September 9, 2005
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Pentagon Employee Discussion Group
Ritz Carlton
1250 S. Hayes Street
Arlington VA  22202
You must register for this event by calling 1-800-FYI-CALL or by sending an e-mail message to resilience@ncvc.org.  Open to non-Pentagon employees, pending space availability.

Are You Concerned About a Loved One or Child?
(This is not an event for children)
September 10
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Aurora Hills Community Center
Multipurpose Room
735 18th Street South
Arlington VA 22202
Register for this event by calling 1-800-FYI-CALL or by sending an email message to resilience@ncvc.org

Financial Matters for 9/11 Survivors
September 17
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Aurora Hills Community Center
Multipurpose Room
735 18th Street South
Arlington VA 22202
Register for this event by calling 1-800-FYI-CALL or by sending an email message to resilience@ncvc.org

Building Resilience Post-9/11
September 21
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Arlington Central Library
2nd Floor meeting room
1015 N. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Orange line Virginia Square/GMU (George Mason University)
Register for this event by calling 1-800-FYI-CALL or by sending an email message to resilience@ncvc.org

Beyond The Crisis:  Spiritual and Emotional Support After Violent Death
September 29-30, 2005
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Howard University Hospital Ambulatory Care Building, Towers Auditorium
Washington, DC
More information and registration: www.violentlossnetwork.com

The "Community Events" schedule is subject to change and additional events may be added. Please call 1-800-FYI-CALL or visit www.ncvc.org/resilience for the most up-to-date information.