FW: Lessons from Adversity: Strengthening Preparedness through Reflections from 9/11

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Nancy J. Smyth

Sep 7, 2011, 2:35:09 PM9/7/11
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From: idm...@newpaltz.edu [mailto:idm...@newpaltz.edu] On Behalf Of IDMH
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 2:13 PM
To: idm...@newpaltz.edu
Subject: Lessons from Adversity: Strengthening Preparedness through Reflections from 9/11


The Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz is pleased to offer a professional recording of our recent two-day conference, “Lessons from Adversity: Strengthening Preparedness through Reflections from 9/11.” The DVD-ROM set uses a split screen view of both PowerPoint slides and video featuring expert speakers who share insights learned from response and recovery efforts and address recommended practices for the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. 

To order a DVD-ROM (compatible with both PC and Mac) for $35 fill out the attached order form and return it to us via fax or mail or call the IDMH office at 845-257-3477

Included are the following presentations: 

Welcome and Introductions 
- Laurel Garrick Duhaney, Ph.D., SUNY New Paltz Interim Provost / VP 
- John Gibb, Acting Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services 
- James Halpern, Ph.D., Director, IDMH 

The Attack on the World Trade Center: Pathways to Healing for Victims and Their Families - Monica Indart, Psy.D.

Supporting First Responders and Their Families Following the Attack on the World Trade Center - Dianne Kane, D.S.W. 

The 9/11 Attack on the Pentagon - Col. (Retired) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, M.D., M.P.H. 

Welcoming Remarks - Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health 

Flight 93: The Attack that Failed - Margaret Pepe, Ph.D

Memories and Milestones in the Oklahoma City Bombing Recovery: Lessons from the 10 Year Anniversary and Beyond - John Tassey, Ph.D. 

Lessons Learned from the Spiritual Care Response to the 9/11 Attacks - Rev. Earl E. Johnson, M.Div. 

Providing Support Across the Recovery Continuum Panel: 
- Steven Moskowitz, L.M.S.W. - John Tassey, Ph.D. - Margaret Pepe, Ph.D. - Sanja Blazekovic 

Building Community Cohesion at Commemorative Events Panel: 
- Greg Brunelle, M.S. - Ali Gheith, M.S. - Elliott Hill, L.C.S.W. - Rev. Earl Johnson, M.Div. 

Lessons Learned from Multiple Disasters Since 9/11: Incorporation into Planning and Preparation -Col. (Retired) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, M.D. 

Also included are presentation slides from the following workshops: 

Beyond Competence: Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Care - Monica Indart, Psy.D. 
Collaborative Partnerships Between Mental Health and Spiritual Care Providers - Julie Taylor, M.Div. & Grant Brenner, M.D. 
Mental Health Responses During Mass Casualty Incidents: Family Assistance Center Operations and Related Sites - Mary Tramontin, Psy.D. & Diane Ryan, L.C.S.W. 
Understanding and Responding to Trauma-Related Substance Abuse - Richard Isralowitz, Ph.D. 
Healing Together: Working with Couples in the Aftermath of Trauma - Dianne Kane, D.S.W. 
Supporting Children, Teens, and Families Post-Disaster - Athena Drewes, Psy.D. 

We also encourage you to visit the Mental Health Association of NYC’s “Healing and Remembrance Program” website, at: 
The MHA of NYC is dedicated to fostering healing through information and support to members of the 9/11 community by offering a 24-hour toll-free hotline, travel and lodging assistance to those who qualify, Family Support Centers near commemorative events and information to help the 9/11 community heal.

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