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Aurora Strong Resilience Center Helps with Trauma Research Project


Aurora Strong Resilience Center is cooperating with Carla Sofka, a social work professor from Siena College in New York State, in garnering interest and involvement in a research project on the effects of digital and social media in the aftermath of severe traumatic events. This information will used to educate helping professionals about the pros and cons of social media use during times of tragedy. If you wish to participate in this online survey, please click here to find the link to the study.


  • Complete a confidential online survey by clicking on the following link: https://siena.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5u9FGWfJCu7tJ3v
  • Complete a paper copy of a survey. (You can request a copy of the survey from Dr. Sofka using the contact information below.)
  • Request an individual conversation with the researcher by phone by sending an e-mail request to Dr. Sofka at csofka@siena.edu and providing contact information.

For additional information about the project or to receive a paper copy of the survey, contact Dr. Carla Sofka at 518-786-5046 or send an e-mail to csofka@siena.edu.

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Remembering 9/11



On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, we at Aurora Strong urge all people everywhere to reflect on the impact of senseless violence then and since. We ask that all people everywhere include the victims is such violence, their families, the survivors and their families in a moment of silent prayer, honoring their sacrifice.

We pray that no more such tragedies ever occur, and that the misguided potential perpetrators of such crimes have a change of heart.