50% of residents may suffer after an incident of public violence
The Center for Public Violence Recovery
Transforming Fear into Hope for Survivors of Public Violence
Public violence usually occurs without any warning and houses of worship see an infux of visitors the following week. How should faith leaders prepare?
Public violence takes many forms and the weapons are varied. Its commonality is that it is a random violent act that traumatizes a community.
Using the ubiquitous cell phone has been found to erode social capital -- trust of neighbors, those of other religions and other ethnicities.