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October 12, 2005

Volunteers needed for a Research Project
about Trauma and September 11th, 2001

You are invited to participate in a study about trauma, and how it may affect people differently. This study will explore issues of child abuse and how they may impact a person's reactions to trauma later in life, such as the terrorist attack on September 11th.

The study is to be conducted by Kevin O'Brien, MSW, a graduate student at New York University's School of Social Work as part of the requirement for completion of his doctoral degree. Kevin O'Brien's Faculty Sponsor is Prof. Theresa Aiello, Ph.D., also of the New York University School of Social Work.

The requirements for participation in this study are:

1. That you are 18 years of age, and
2. That you were in Manhattan on September 11th, 2001.

Participation in this study is voluntary and you may withdraw at anytime.

Participation consists of completing a five (5)-part questionnaire that will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. There will be the option to complete this questionnaire on line or in person. There will be no payment (remuneration) for your time or participation.

Your identity will remain anonymous. Responses will be compiled together, and without any identifying information. After the close of the study, the data will be compiled and analyzed and the conclusions will be posted on the Listserv. If you are not a member of this Listserv community, you can join it anonymously and without charge by requesting that your email address be added to the community. To do this send your email address to AMKorotkin@aol.com.

If you have any additional questions or you wish to participate in this study you can contact Kevin O'Brien at either 212-539-3710 or via e-mail at kevinNYCobrien@rcn.com.