and safe communities through education
and skill development for professionals,
parents, children, and youth.”
Our Vision: "To
support agencies and professionals
in every community to develop
teams focusing on early intervention,
prevention, and aftermath strategies
for crises, trauma, violence,
20th, 1999, two students entered
Columbine High School in Littleton,
Colorado and carried out an elaborate
plan to terrorize their school.
This wasn't the first school shooting
in United States schools but it
was by definition the "worst".
Canadians, like our American counterparts,
were shocked at the depth of violence
in American schools. It wasn't
until eight days later when a
Canadian student entered a Canadian
school with hundreds of rounds
of ammunition and opened fire
that an American tragedy was about
to become a Canadian experience.
Serious crises and traumatic events
have impacted many schools and
communities across North America.
Some are well prepared to deal
with the initial trauma response
while others are not. Most have
little or no training in the impact
of trauma on systems and key aspects
of longer term recovery. Cameron/Otto,
therefore, consults with systems
impacted by trauma by assisting
in the initial trauma response
and/or the recovery process. This
includes dealing with systems
that have experienced multiple
crises (suicides, accidental deaths,
etc.) and are concerned that high-risk
behaviors continue to occur and
recovery may be stalled or impaired.
Services may include small group
consultation with professionals,
large group consultation, formal
or informal neetings with parents,
students or all of the above.