Following the bombings ORI Senior Partner, Kevin Becker, PsyD was instrumental in developing and establishing the Massachusetts Resiliency Center--a community resource for survivors across the globe and a support network of victim service providers. Dr. Becker went on to serve as Program Director for the MA Resiliency Center for two years.
ORI worked with the Iowa Attorney General's office to develop and deliver a statewide curriculum and certification process for community agency members working with family members of homicide victims. Delivered in collaboration with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and Resilience Works, it was the first of its kind in the country.
In partnership with the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Dept. of Justice, ORI served as the Training & Technical Assistance team for the nationwide network of State Victim Assistance Academies. Kevin Becker, Lisa Tieszen, Janet Fine, and Katherine Manners developed and maintained the project from 2015-2019.
Our staff worked closely with community members for months following the tragedy. Community rebuilding and teacher support were our primary focus. See a video here of Dr. Becker speaking to a townwide gathering during a Community Connections event.
ORI has had a longstanding relationship with IBM's Corporate Responsibility Division, through which we have delivered extensive on-site disaster response support around the globe. Additionally, our manuals-- A Caregivers Guide to Helping Children Following a Disaster; A Caregivers Guide for Helping Adults following a Disaster ; and Giving Back the Gift of Hope: A Guide for Educator's Helping Child Survivors of Disaster have been translated and distributed to communities and responders following countless global disasters.