Psychological Impact of Hate Crime and Mass Violence (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

12 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on November 19, 2020.

Training Overview

This webinar is being co-sponsored with the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory. 

This webinar will provide an overview discussion of current definitions of mass violence incidents (MVIs) and hate crimes, impact on victims and communities, as well as current best practices in preparing for and responding to MVI events. Participants will learn about short-term and long-term approaches to assisting communities in healing after a MVI or hate crime that has impacted a broader community. In addition, participants will be provided a brief overview of the latest resources available from the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC) which was established in October of 2017 in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. 

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer

Dr. Rheingold is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the National Crime Victim's Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is the Associate Director of Administration and Director of Clinical Operations at the NCVC. In addition, Dr. Rheingold is the Director of the Preparedness, Response & Recovery Division of the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center. Her expertise includes evidence-based treatment of trauma related mental health issues, grief and loss, and traumatic loss by homicide. 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define mass violence incidents (MVIs) and hate crimes
  • Identify risk and protective factors for psychological impact 
  • Describe current best practices in immediate and long-term mental health response
  • Discuss lessons learned and consider approaches for community preparedness


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Psychological Impact of Hate Crime and Mass Violence (On-demand webinar)
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