Bearing Witness to Trauma: Innovative Tools to Assist First Responder and Victim Services Agencies, An Interdisciplinary Conversation
Keynote Speaker: Kurt Schwartz, Director
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Kurt Schwartz’s strategic leadership guides and oversees the state’s preparedness, response and recovery from natural and intentional disasters, including the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon. He previously served as the MA Undersecretary of both Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, and as a state criminal prosecutor, police officer, and EMT. He will illuminate the personal and professional impact of vicarious trauma from his broad and extensive background.
Northeastern University’s Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice and the Domestic Violence Institute invite local first responders, victim service providers, public health professionals and the Northeastern community to join us for a panel discussion about vicarious trauma and the health and wellbeing of employees. We will also introduce the newly launched Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, a first-of-its-kind online resource funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.
Gina Scaramella, Executive Director, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Christopher Scallon, Sgt, Norfolk Virginia Police Department; Internat’l Assoc Chiefs of Police Fellow
Dr. Beth Molnar, Director of Violence/Trauma Studies, Institute on Urban Health Research & Practice
Domenic “DJ” Corey, Paramedic, Clinical Field Supervisor, Cataldo Ambulance, EMT Program Dir., NU
Thursday, September 14 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
40 Leon Street, Boston, MA, Boston