Charles “Chip” Benight, professor, Psychology Department, and director, Trauma Health and Hazards Center, is featured in a new City of Colorado Springs effort to help community members recover from recent violent events.
The City of Colorado Springs announced Jan. 26 the launch of a new web-based psychological trauma recovery program developed by Benight. This site is designed to help those affected by the Nov. 27 Centennial Boulevard shooting or Oct. 31 downtown shootings but is available to anyone who has experienced a traumatic event.
Pikespeakstrong.com, offers an interactive platform for teaching skills people can use to overcome trauma. The site is intended as a self-help tool for affected individuals, offering advice to those seeking support and guidance about when professional help is needed.
Benight created the website through his company, BlueSun, Inc. He has built several other trauma recovery websites following events including the Aurora theater shootings and hurricanes.