7-Dippity

HIGHLIGHTED 7-DIPPITY RESPONDER-RELATED PROJECTS

Since 2001, 7-Dippity has been involved in many projects assisting public safety and military personnel. We have highlighted four of these projects below.

Twin Towers Fund Project for World Trade Center Responders

7-Dippity is currently engaged in a long-term assistance project for responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. This project has been funded by a grant from the Twin Towers Fund. 7-Dippity is working directly with the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY), New York City Police Department (NYPD), Port Authority Police Department (PAPD), the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City (REMSCO) and numerous non-departmental organizations that support WTC responders. Materials for the project are based on a peer-to-peer approach, using the responders themselves as the experts relating their experiences and coping advice to their respective colleagues, families and friends.

Twin Towers Fund
Pentagon Responders Program

As part of the Pentagon Responders Program, 7-Dippity developed the peer guide entitled "Our Challenges, Our Responses" to help responders to the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and their family members cope with the long-term effects of the attacks and assist in preparation for future disasters. "Our Challenges, Our Responses" is based on a peer-to-peer approach, using excerpts from interviews of Pentagon responders and family members to provide guidance, insight and "lessons learned" to their peers. To download a copy of "Our Challenges, Our Responses," click on the following link: click here

7-Dippity also created an accompanying pamphlet entitled "Responding To Crisis – A Resource For The Families Of Those Who Serve Their Communities." The pamphlet explains to family members of public safety workers how the culture of an agency plays a role in a responder's coping style. The goal of the pamphlet is to raise awareness of this important topic and encourage responders to share more about the culture of their jobs with their families. To download a copy of the "Responding To Crisis” brochure, click on the following link: click here

Our Challenges, Our Responses
Helping America Cope Project

7-Dippity established the Helping America Cope Project in direct response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Project materials help children and adults cope with their feelings and reactions to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath. Funded by grants from various charitable foundations, in-kind contributions and private donations, the Project, supported by training materials and workshops, has assisted an estimated 6 million people across the United States post-9/11. For more information on the Helping America Cope Project and to download free materials, please click on the following link: click here.

A special edition of the "Helping America Cope" book was created for the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) to assist the family members and children of Department personnel. The FDNY edition of Helping America Cope was recognized by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as an example of a positive, effective tool used to assist children and parents in the wake of the terrorist attacks. A copy of the book is available for free download off FDNY's website at:click here.

Helping America Cope
Helping Children Cope with the Challenges of War and Terrorism Project (as part of United Way Of America's Mobilization For War Project)

7-Dippity created the Helping Children Cope with the Challenges of War and Terrorism Project with support and assistance from United Way of America as part of United Way of America's Mobilization For War Project. This Internet-based project helps children and parents cope with their feelings about war, deployment of a loved one to war, and threats of future terrorist attacks in the United States. Materials were designed to build resilience and encourage positive coping in the face of such stressful events, and have been translated and adapted into Spanish, Arabic and Chinese. An accompanying workshop was developed for educators and other adults who work with groups of children. To download the free materials, please click on the following link: click here.

Helping Children Cope with the Challenges of War and Terrorism