As a community of caregivers, we are called upon to address the physical and mental health needs of our clients, agencies and local communities’ devastated by Hurricane Sandy. We ourselves may have been affected by the storm; yet, our profession requires us to be able to deliver care that is both effective and appropriate.
Lessons learned from the experience of serving victims of other natural disasters, most notably Hurricane Katrina, can serve as a model in response to the current crisis. Psychological First Aid is an approach developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and the National Center for PTSD for use in the immediate days to weeks after a disaster.
The School of Social Work and The Institute for Parenting are pleased to present a program to help guide our next steps. Experts within the field of trauma will present Psychological First Aid (PFA). This program is designed for both new and seasoned professionals providing care in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
We know that questions abound with regard to specific populations from parents facing their children’s fears, school personnel addressing their students’ losses, agency staff dealing with their local community’s destruction, institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes and medical facilities meeting patients’ needs, and private practitioners’ sense of isolation in offering comfort to shattered lives.
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Registration is now closed.
We are currently at maximum capacity for registration, but you may put your name on the waiting list in the event that we have openings.
For more information, please contact:
Audrey Freshman, Ph.D., LCSW, CASAC
Office of Professional and Continuing Education
Social Work Building, Rm 235
p – 516.877.4339
f – 516.877.4392
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