Two Case Studies by a Researcher Living Between Worlds
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Walsh describes the context of and relationship to each of the case studies in greater detail. She situates each case study in its historical, sociocultural context and describes the mission, philosophical influences, programs, and infrastructure of each trauma response ministry. The Louis D. Brown Peace Institute was founded by a survivor family when their 15-year-old son was murdered in Boston in the 1990s. The Peace Institute follows both a public health model of violence prevention and an anti-oppression model of empowerment. The Unitarian Universalist Trauma Response Ministry was founded in the aftermath of 9/11 and draws from Critical Incident Stress Management trainings among others. The second case study focuses on their work with a politically and religiously targeted 2008 church shooting in Knoxville, TN.