UNITED SIKHS introduces "Helping Families Cope with Violence and Disaster" Guide
In light of the recent tragic event in Wisconsin, UNITED SIKHS felt it necessary to provide resource material, to the impacted families and the community at large, to help cope with the trauma resulting from such events.
The UNITED SIKHS emergency response team (on ground in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is composed of trained professionals who are counseling and addressing individual concerns. But there are still many who continue to struggle in silence. To address this concern and to prepare the community, in case such tragic events repeat themselves, our editorial team in collaboration with top trauma specialists have prepared this self training manual.
This guide, "Helping Families Cope with Violence and Disaster" lists all the important aspects related to helping both individuals, as well as Gurdwaras, overcome trauma resulting from natural and man-made disasters. We hope that this guide will provide some much needed help as we join and assist the community in Wisconsin during this critical and sensitive time.
UNITED SIKHS recommends that all community members and Gurdwaras go through this self training manual.
Please feel free to call UMEED (a national family resource center), launched by UNITED SIKHS with a 24 hour, toll free, helpline at 1-855-US-UMEED (1-855-878-6333). This helpline provides confidential and professional counselling to all members of the community.
Please stay in chardi kala (high spirits). Let's be there for each other and rely on the power of naam simran (meditating using Gods name) to help us garner the strength to move forward. To have UNITED SIKHS conduct specialized training or for more information and resources please contact a UNITED SIKHS office near you or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hate Crime is a serious issue that impacts us all and we must all join to BEAT it
To Carry out your Pledge against Hate Crime, we urge you to do the following NOW:
- Join "I Pledge Against Hate Crime" at www.facebook.com/ipledgeagainsthatecrime and follow us on twitter @No2HateCrime
- Add the "I Pledge Against Hate Crime" logo on your own facebooks . Click here for the logo
- Organize vigils and notify us at email@example.com so we may publicise the events.
- Write a letter to the President of the USA and submit the letter in person or by post to the White House or at an American Embassy near where you live. Click here for a template letter, which you should print, complete, sign and submit.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance, if you would like to contribute in any way. If you want to inform us about vigils or actions being organized across the communities please email email@example.com.
We will continue to update the community on the latest developments. Let�s pray together for the innocent victims in this hour of crisis.
To speak to a UNITED SIKHS representative directly, please visit http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php to find an office near you.Issued by:
Phone: 1-510-421-0538, 1-888-243-1690, 1-646-688-3525