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Disaster and Terrorism


“[On] 9/11, I was living in Secaucus, New Jersey, and I saw the towers go down.”

Elizabeth Hardy

U.S. Army, 1983-2004

Elizabeth Hardy

Disaster and Mass Violence

Mass violence refers to any traumatic event that affects a large number of people. Terrorism—like bombings, shootings, or other violent acts—and are types of mass violence. Disasters may be natural—like a hurricane, tornado, wildfire or tsunami—or man-made. These community events can lead to loss, injury, grief, fear and a need for support. At the same time, such events can bring people together and build resilience. Learn about the psychological effects of different types of man-made and natural disasters as well as acts of mass violence. There are resources to help you and your community.

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