SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice”
Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives.
Real people, real tragedy, real help.
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America has seen it’s share of traumatic events this year, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, explosions at the Boston Marathon, and a deadly blow up of a fertilizer company in Texas. With wall to wall coverage on the news and the internet, we seem to be living in a state of shock and awe. How do we cope? Do national tragic events like this change our place in the world and shake our belief system?
Duane Bowers returns to Shattered Lives to discuss these events and offer listeners a glimpse into where we turn to meet our spiritual needs during times of intense grief and confusion. Where do we place our anger, and who will answer questions that perhaps have no answers?
Bowers will talk about post traumatic growth and how we, as human beings, oftentimes become positively changed by weathering life’s challenges. By facing collective life altering experiences, can America come through these tragedies stronger? Or, do we find a conspiracy behind every tree making us even more suspicious and cynical? How do unite together to heal as a nation?
As a therapist Duane’s specialty is working with survivors of traumatic death and suicide, which includes assisting families who must identify loved ones at the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, through theWendt Center for Loss and Healing. He also provides support to families of abducted, missing, exploited and murdered children through theNationalCenterfor Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). In addition, Duane serves as a training consultant to NCMEC, and is deployed by them to provide crisis intervention at Amber Alert sites with Team Adam. He also serves as a consultant and trainer for Team HOPE, a telephone support line for parents of missing children, and has provided services to AMECO (Association of Missing and Exploited Children Organizations) and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection in Winnipeg. Duane also worked as a therapist with members of the military and their families through Military Onesource.
As an educator, Duane teaches seminars nationally, internationally and regionally on dying, death and grief, as well as trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and traumatic loss. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Trinity College in Washington DC, and has been an invited guest lecturer for national conferences, as well as for graduate and undergraduate classes of various colleges and universities. Duane is also a contract trainer for the Office for Victims of Crime.