Survivors of Mass Violence

We’ve seen an escalation in acts of mass violence in the United States, making critical the development of a comprehensive healing model that is easily integrated into schools and community support systems.

How we’ve worked with survivors of mass violence

We co-create trauma relief programs with survivors of mass violence and first responders, bringing healing to all affected by violent traumatic events. Our mind-body medicine programs set a benchmark for community crisis response, resiliency-building, and wellness.

Broward County, FL

Following the tragic 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School, we collaborated with the Broward County Public Schools and Children’s Services Counsel (CSC) to implement a comprehensive trauma relief program for MSD students and their families, as well as teachers and staff. We are now bringing CMBM’s comprehensive trauma relief program to the entire district (270,000 children, and 30,000 employees), and are working with Broward Schools to create an ongoing program of wellness to promote sustainable transformation.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Youth suicides and unresolved trauma from the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in 2017, which claimed the lives of 60 people, have resulted in increased feelings of isolation, fear, and uncertainty in the community. After years of grassroots programming, CMBM partnered with UNLV in 2021 to launch a city-wide program for participants from UNLV’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, and The Center for Individual, Couple, & Family Counseling; the Metropolitan Police Department; and local fire departments, among others. We are currently expanding the scope of our work in Las Vegas, and will soon bring our model to the entire Clark County School District and other systems throughout the state—further evidence of our model’s ability to transform entire institutions.

After the recent school shooting in Uvalde, TX that claimed the lives of 19 students and two teachers, we began to work with Community Health Development, Inc. (CHDI), a federally qualified health center, to develop a program that will serve 11,000 people. We’re currently collaborating with CHDI to bring basic tools and techniques for self-care and mutual support to the entire city.


The CMBM training program has been invaluable time and time again—three years ago after the shooting at MSD, and today as our community continues to heal and copes with more trauma in the midst of COVID, racial injustice, and our recent elections.

– Suicide Prevention Specialist, Broward County Schools

Learn more about our work with survivors of mass violence