News & Updates


December 30, 2001 -- New York Times -- FAMILIES; On the Lookout For High Anxiety
The image is frozen in her mind. A 12-year-old girl who witnessed one of the planes hitting the World Trade Center still sees it as a vivid picture. She can remember the expressions on people's faces, the color of the sky and the sounds of people crying and screaming. The memory replays constantly. Continue reading

December 30, 2001 -- New York Times -- FAMILIES; On the Lookout For High Anxiety
THE image is frozen in her mind. A 12-year-old girl who witnessed one of the planes hitting the World Trade Center still sees it as a vivid picture. She can remember the expressions on people's faces, the color of the sky and the sounds of people crying and screaming. The memory replays constantly. Continue reading

December 26, 2001 -- New York Times -- A NATION CHALLENGED: THE EMPLOYER; Families of Victims Fault Benefits Plan Of Insurance Giant
Soon after Sept. 11, Marsh & McLennan Companies announced that it would provide the families of 295 employees killed in the World Trade Center attack with a year of full health insurance benefits. Senior executives considered the offer generous, yet quickly found themselves faced with an unexpected groundswell of anger. Continue reading

December 26, 2001 -- New York Times -- A NATION CHALLENGED: THE EMPLOYER; Families of Victims Fault Benefits Plan Of Insurance Giant
Soon after Sept. 11, Marsh & McLennan Companies announced that it would provide the families of 295 employees killed in the World Trade Center attack with a year of full health insurance benefits. Senior executives considered the offer generous, yet quickly found themselves faced with an unexpected groundswell of anger. Continue reading

December 21, 2001 -- New York Times -- Budget Battle Ends in Congress Without the Usual Brouhaha
The often contentious process of deciding how much to spend on activities of the federal government came to a close today on Capitol Hill, with few of the fireworks and none of the presidential vetoes that had become common in recent years. Continue reading

December 21, 2001 -- New York Times -- Budget Battle Ends in Congress Without the Usual Brouhaha
The often contentious process of deciding how much to spend on activities of the federal government came to a close today on Capitol Hill, with few of the fireworks and none of the presidential vetoes that had become common in recent years. Continue reading

December 14, 2001 -- New York Times -- A NATION CHALLENGED: THE FIREFIGHTERS; Emotional First Aid in a Firehouse Culture
At some point, the funerals will end. The memorial candles will be removed, the sympathy notes from schoolchildren will be taken down and the fog of unreality will lift from the city's firehouses. Then what? Continue reading

December 14, 2001 -- A NATION CHALLENGED: THE FIREFIGHTERS; Emotional First Aid in a Firehouse Culture
At some point, the funerals will end. The memorial candles will be removed, the sympathy notes from schoolchildren will be taken down and the fog of unreality will lift from the city's firehouses. Then what? Continue reading

December 3, 2001 -- New York Times -- Metro Briefing | New Jersey: Trenton: Schools To Get Sept. 11 Aid
Thirty-five New Jersey school districts affected by the terror attacks will receive $1.5 million in federal money for psychological counseling and other services, Commissioner Vito A. Gagliaro announced last week. The Fairview district in Bergen County, where students witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center and one staff member lost a son on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Stony Township, Pa., received the largest grant. It will use most of the $212,000 for counseling. Continue reading

December 3, 2001 -- New York Times -- Schools To Get Sept. 11 Aid
Thirty-five New Jersey school districts affected by the terror attacks will receive $1.5 million in federal money for psychological counseling and other services, Commissioner Vito A. Gagliaro announced last week. The Fairview district in Bergen County, where students witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center and one staff member lost a son on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Stony Township, Pa., received the largest grant. It will use most of the $212,000 for counseling. Continue reading