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Several agencies are coming together to host a meeting for anyone in the Calgary area experiencing distress because of the Humboldt tragedy.

The Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Support Team is partnering with several community agencies who specialize in trauma for adults, youth and children, to host a community forum for anyone directly or indirectly impacted by the event.

Everyone responds differently to large-scale events such as the Humboldt tragedy, and it is important that anyone struggling to process their thoughts or emotions reaches out for help. This is not limited to people who are directly affected by the tragedy.

The session will cover how incidents like Humboldt can impact people, how different people process traumatic experiences, how to manage vicarious trauma of exposure to social media and how a person can work through these experiences in a healthy way. While the event will not involve any form counselling, there will be representatives present from the partner agencies that can refer attendees to other needed supports.

The session will be informative for both people affected by the incidents and those who are trying to support them.

DATE: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Calgary Police Service Headquarters

(5111 47 St. N.E.)

The event is free and no tickets are required to attend.

URL : http://newsroom.calgary.ca/humboldt-community-forum

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