'This Is Not a Race, It's a Marathon': After the Tragedy at Northern IIIinois University, the Ben Gordon Center Helped the Community Heal
Matambanadzo, Shandi, Behavioral Healthcare
The tragedy that hit Northern Illinois University (NIU) on February 14 turned the eyes of the nation to yet another college campus shooting, and the Ben Gordon Center (BGC) stepped in and stepped up to lend a hand in the aftermath.
"On February 14 we reached out very quickly to NIU, and our staff of professionals continues to work with them and our community," says Michael Flora, president and CEO of the community mental health center in DeKalb County, Illinois. "We have always had a strong working relationship with NIU.... It was natural to respond so quickly."
Working with the Illinois Division of Mental Health, state emergency response authorities, and FEMA, BGC assembled its staff …
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Publication information: Article title: 'This Is Not a Race, It's a Marathon': After the Tragedy at Northern IIIinois University, the Ben Gordon Center Helped the Community Heal. Contributors: Matambanadzo, Shandi - Author. Magazine title: Behavioral Healthcare. Volume: 28. Issue: 5 Publication date: May 2008. Page number: 24. © 2009 Vendome Group LLC. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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