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County to help searchers unwind.

Byline: The Register-Guard

Volunteers who have taken part in the search for Brooke Wilberger, the missing teen from Veneta, can receive help in dealing with lingering stress or other feelings by talking with members of the Benton County Crisis Response Team in a number of sessions that are planned for next week.

The debriefings can help those who may be feeling that they are alone in their reactions to a stressful event. The debriefings are discussions among people who have had similar roles while involved in an incident such as a search. A trained team of mental health professionals and emergency responder peers lead the debriefings, which should not be considered therapy.

To reserve a spot in one of the sessions, call (541) 766-6864, Ext. 03.

Sessions will be held:

4 p.m. Tuesday, for volunteer searchers, at a location to be announced.

7 p.m. Tuesday, for search team leaders, at the Corvallis School District Board Room, 1555 S.W. 35th Street, Corvallis.

4 p.m. Wednesday, for community volunteer searchers, at a location to be announced.

7 p.m. Wednesday, for members of the media, at the Corvallis School District Board Room.

7 p.m. Thursday, for volunteers who did not work the search, at the Corvallis Public Library's main meeting room.

7 p.m. Friday, for volunteer searchers, at the Corvallis Public Library's main meeting room.

Also, a benefit concert on behalf of the search effort will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Corvallis Central Park. Five performers featuring a variety of musical styles will perform.

The investigation of Brooke Wilberger's abduction continues, with the Benton County sheriff's office, Oregon State Police and FBI assisting the Corvallis Police Department.

Wilberger disappeared May 24 from a Corvallis apartment complex in an apparent abduction. More than 2,700 tips have been received. Currently, four people are of significant interest in the investigation.
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Date:Jun 11, 2004
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