UO hosts National Victim Support conference

Experts talked about how to help survivors, and what they learned from the Las Vegas and Parkland, Florida shootings.

Posted: Sep 5, 2018 7:39 PM
Updated: Sep 6, 2018 9:40 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Survivors and first responders involved in past mass shootings spoke at the University of Oregon on Wednesday, talking about ways to better serve survivors of these tragedies.

They were there for the third annual "Leave No Victim Behind" seminar, part of the National Victim Support conference.

About 200 national experts also talked about ways to help people in need after mass shootings and lessons learned.

They talked about how to help survivors and what they learned from the recent shootings in Las Vegas  and Parkland, Florida.

KEZI spoke with Julie Workman, who survived the Sutherland Springs Church shooting in Texas last year, where 26 people died and 20 others were hurt.

"I think that you know, we have lots of people from all over, but I think there are more people that need to hear and need to learn from and where to go," she said.

Her son Kris said what happens after horrific events like shootings are so important.

"Down in Texas, we were treated so well and coming here and sharing our perspective on how we were treated and what happened moving forward and you know how we were helped by our various resources and government agencies, that's what we are here to highlight," he said.

The conference will run again on Thursday and Friday.

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