Improving Community Preparedness to Assist Victims of Mass Violence and Domestic Terrorism: Training and Technical Assistance Program (ICPTTA), United States
Tara S Hughes, LCSW-R is the Director for the Improving Community Preparedness to Assist Victims of Mass Violence or Domestic Terrorism: Training and Technical Assistance Program (ICP TTA) at ICF, Inc. The program delivers training and technical assistance to jurisdictions across the country to augment existing emergency response plans to ensure strategies to address the immediate and long-term needs of victims, families, and first responders after incidents of criminal mass violence and domestic terrorism. Tara is a Subject Matter Expert in Mass Casualty response due to extensive on-the-ground response experience, and uses her experience in trauma counseling and crisis response to ensure compassionate and effective care of victims. Her immediate response history includes Colgan Air Flight 3407 (2009), Haitian earthquake (2010), Sandy Hook shooting (2012), Boston Marathon Bombing (2013), Orlando Pulse shooting (2016), and the Festival shooting in Las Vegas (2017). Her long-term recovery work includes the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting (2018), the Virginia Beach workplace shooting (2019) and the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting (2019).
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