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Oct 31, 2018

Red Cross to Provide Psychosocial Support to Family

Lily Bowman

The family is still dealing with the loss of lives even as a thirteen-year-old girl remains critical at the K.H.M.H.  The trauma left behind by thirty-five-year-old Samuel August Senior has begun to linger at number six Faber’s Road. The family will need counseling and psychosocial support which the Belize Red Cross has offered to grant. Psychosocial support is an integral part of the Red Cross’ emergency response and while the incident at Faber’s Road is not what is considered a typical disaster, it is tragic and the family is in tremendous pain. Executive Director of the Belize Red Cross, Lily Bowman, told News Five that they will help the family to cope.


Lily Bowman, Executive Director, Belize Red Cross

“When we heard about what happened on Faber’s Road to that family, it broke our hearts. We thought that we can help, we can support so with the support with the professionals who are hear visiting we have made arrangement to visit the family. We know that in disasters, there is a lot of need for psychosocial support due to trauma that people go through in disasters and in crisis. Often time that element of need is not addressed. We are not counselors. We are trained to comfort, to support those affected to better accept, understand and calmly be able to move on and get to that better place as soon as possible and back to normalcy as soon as possible.”

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