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NC Sends Counselors To Help New York's Emergency Workers

Posted September 28, 2001

— More help from North Carolina is heading up north to help with the aftermath of the terrorist attack. A team of professionals who can help emergency workers handle the stress is on its way to New York this weekend.

The North Carolina "Critical Incident Stress Management Council" is trained for psychological needs that follow tragedy. The team is also working this week at the New River Air Station as Marines prepare for a possible deployment.

"Basically, what our plan of action is, is to go up there and provide various intervention strategies to meet the emotional needs of the emergency service workers," state coordinator Cheryl Leonard said.

Experts say after more than two weeks of work around the World Trade Center, many of the rescue crews will need to talk with a compassionate person.


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