Resources for Homicide & Mass Shooting

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Repercussions of a Tragedy

Almost a year after 32 media workers were massacred along with scores of others in Mindanao, Filipino journalists face the consequences of doing dangerous work in an environment of chronic stress. A recent training conducted by Dart Centre Australasia focused on peer support.

When Cops Are Killed

For the Dart Center staff, the murder of four Lakewood, Washington police officers last month, and the subsequent death of the suspected killer, brought back memories. One recalled her own experience covering an officer's death as a police reporter in Los Angeles and feeling unprepared to deal with the grief of the people she was working with in the police press room — not to mention her own reactions.

Four Lessons on School Shootings

Dark, cold, grey, brooding Helsinki. This was the backdrop for Violence in the Networked Society, an international conference hosted by University of Helsinki’s Communication Research Center on Nov. 6 and 7, 2009. It was a particularly poignant setting, because in 2007 and again in 2008 Finland was the site of school shootings that together left 18 students murdered. In this highly literate and socially conscious society, the sense of communal grief was profound — a national trauma.