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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.

 

Discussants:      

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

Cabral Center
40 Leon Street, Boston, MA, Boston

Event Type

Panel/Roundtable Discussion

Departments

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Website

http://www.northeastern.edu/iuhrp/eve...

Cost

Free

Sponsoring Organization

Institute on Urban health Research and Practice

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