Long-Term Healing Model

Knowing first hand that families, especially children, have long-term needs in the wake of tragedy, our Long-Term Healing Model is designed to aid service providers delivering programs for populations impacted by terrorism, mass violence and traumatic loss.

A compilation of our lessons learned providing services to over 15,000 individuals impacted by the 9/11 tragedy, our Long-Term Healing Model serves as:

  • A resource guide for implementation strategies
  • A train-the-trainer curriculum for sharing lessons learned
  • An online toolkit for creating community-based long-term healing
  • Consulting-based guidance for replication and adaptation

The purpose of each training module below is to provide a framework for service providers/other organizations seeking to do this type of work. Please be mindful that what we are providing is experiential. The training modules are not a template, but rather a flexible approach to leverage and adapt to the specific needs of your population(s) and your existing organizational structure.

To get started, click on a module below.

MODULE 1: VISIONING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In this first module, we will look at what is needed to get off the ground. Our flexible, step-by-step approach will guide you in developing a framework to establish your mission, purpose and the impact of tragedy in your community, specific to the needs of your populations and existing organizational structure.
MODULE 2: ASSESSING SERVICE POPULATIONS AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Tuesday's Children is focused on building bridges to families and creating positive experiences through their common bonds. In Module 2, we share our engagement approach to help create a foundation of trust and build a community of support. In this module, we will examine how to: assess the needs of your service population; establish effective outreach methods; develop immediate, short-term and long-term programs; and consider possible future expansions.
MODULE 3: EVALUATION, MEASUREMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND ADAPTABILITY
Module 3 is all about measurement. We will help you think about the data you need to track, methods of measuring the impact of your programs, how you will need to report to key stakeholders and variables you may need to consider in applying the Long-Term Healing Model in your community. You will be guided to identify variables in implementing our model specific to your service population and explore long-term application of the model and ways to share your outcomes and knowledge.
MODULE 4: COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING AND OUTREACH
In Module 4, you will begin to create your brand strategy and key messages, as well as identify keywords and language sensitivities and formulate your pitch to different audiences. We will help you identify your primary audiences and competitors, select the best outreach methods and marketing materials for your organization, and effectively utilize technology for outreach.
MODULE 5: FUNDRAISING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Module 5 explores how to create a short- and long-term fundraising strategy to see out your mission, identify key sources of funding and their gatekeepers, create initial fundraising materials, and look at innovative and creative ways to raise funds. Guidance is also provided in establishing and managing your organizational budget, creating project budgets, and best practices in financial management and tracking.