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Disaster Trauma Committee Meeting Topics, 1997 to present
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Disaster Trauma Committee Meeting Topics, 1997 to present

All meetings, presentations, and trainings are provided by Madelyn Miller, PhD, LCSW, CGP, committee chairperson, with guest speakers noted.

Late April Anniversaries: From Chernobyl to Nepal, Boko Haram to Freddie Gray 5-20-16 

 

Beginning a Conversation Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma and Loss In the Context of Disaster and Mass Violence  3-18-16

 

Extending the Conversation on Refugee Experience:Humanitarian Crisis, Social Bias, and a Climate Extremism 1/5/16 

 

Considering the Syrian Refugee Reality, the Attack in Context, the Extremist Backlash, and Social Workers' Responsibilities in Response 11/20/15 

 

Fourteenth Annual 9/11 Anniversary Reflection and Remembrance Meeting, 9/11/15

Collective Tragedy and Grief in the Context of Racism, 7/17/15

Considering Recent Collective Traumas of Relentless Violation: The Impact on Us in the Context of Our Work, 5/15/15

The Clinician's Role following Incidents of Workplace Violence: Working with Employees and Managers Who are Impacted. Guest Speaker, Committee member, Kay Gimmestad, LCSW, 3/20/15

Recent Community Tragedy and Collective Response: Protests and Acts of Principle and Solidarity following Disaster, 1/16/15

Ebola in Context, 11/21/14

Thirteenth 9/11 Anniversary Reflection and Remembrance Meeting, 9/12/14

Unaccompanied Children from Central America: Considering the Issues, Guest Speaker, Committee Member, Amanda Amodio, LCSW, 7/18/14

The Diversity of Loss in the Aftermath of Disaster: Recent Global Disasters and Anniversaries, 5/16/14

Tragedy in East Harlem, 3/21/14

Reviewing Psychological First Aid for the Immediate Aftermath of Disaster: Considering a Variety of Models, Looking at the Literature, Discussing Our Practice, 1/17/14

Sandy Hook A Year Later, 12/20/13

A Year Later: Reflecting on the Impact of Superstorm Sandy on Older Adults as We Move Forward: Panel Presentations/Co Meeting with Gerontological Committee, 11/13/13. See Committee Collaborations listing.

First Superstorm Sandy Anniversary Meeting, 10/18/13

Twelfth Annual 9/11 Anniversary Reflection and Remembrance Meeting, 9/13/13

What We Are Learning For the Future as the Aftermath of Sandy Unfolds: Beyond Eight Months: Considering Fall Anniversaries, 7/19/13

What We Are Learning For the Future as the Aftermath of Sandy Unfolds: Beyond Seven Months; Mass Shootings: Issues and Impact, 6/21/13

What We Are Learning For the Future as the Aftermath of Sandy Unfolds: At Six Months; Considering Abduction, Kidnapping, Living in Captivity, 5/17/13

What We Are Learning For the Future as the Aftermath of Sandy Unfolds: After Five Months; Presentation of Emergency Preparation, Sam Levy, MS; Beginning the Conversation: Considering the Reality of Old Adults since Superstorm Sandy, 4/12/13

What We Are Learning For the Future as the Aftermath of Sandy Unfolds: After Four Months: Continuing the Discussion: Individual and Collective Reality/Individual and Collective Response. Also, Guest speaker, Barbara Preitler, PhD, Vienna, Austria, Psychosocial Support in a Forgotten Crisis: Training for Barefoot Counselors After Ethnic Violence, 3/15/13

What We Are Learning For the Future As the Aftermath of Sandy Unfolds: After Three Months: Framing the Discussion: Individual and Collective Reality/Individual and Collective Response. Also, Guest speaker Christian Burgess, LMSW, Director, Disaster Distress Helpline, MHA of NYC, 2/15/13

What We Are Learning For the Future as the Aftermath of Sandy Unfolds: Considering the Second Month: Individual and Collective Reality/Individual and Collective Response, 1/18/13
What We Are Learning For The Future As The Aftermath Of Sandy Unfolds: Considering the 1st Month, 12/7/12

Eleventh 9/11 Anniversary Reflection and Remembrance Meeting, 9/7/12

The Complex Impact of Our Work with Survivors of Disaster, Trauma, and Loss: Our Vulnerability and Our Resilience, 6/15/12

Death Notification: Framing the Issues and Emergency Department Considerations, Madelyn Miller, LCSW, and Guest Speaker, Committee Member, Tarah Newfield, 3/16/12

Mass Disaster Anniversaries and Collective Meanings; Considering Trauma and Loss Work, 1/20/12

The Collective Impact of Trauma in the News, 11/18/11

Recent National and International Disasters, Community Impact, and Engaging Our Colleagues on the Ground for Support, 7/22/11

Human Trafficking, Guest Speaker, Committee Member, Lauren Pesso, 5/20/11

Considering National and Local Disaster Work and Related Emergency Department Engagement, Guest Speaker, Committee Member, Tarah Spencer Newfield, 3/11/11
Special Meeting on the Tragedy in Japan, 4/1/11

Considering Work with Those Seeking Asylum, Guest Speakers, Committee Members, Amanda Amodio, Cheryl Pearlman, 1/28/11

Ninth 9/11 Anniversary Reflection and Remembrance Meeting: Magnitude of Pakistan Floods, Invisibility on World Stage in Context of Religious/Cultural Intolerance/ Long-term Nature of Traumatic Loss/ Park 51 Downtown Community Center Considered within City/Nation/World Climate of Bias, Hate Crimes, 9/24/10

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Disaster: Human/Environmental Magnitude and Collective Impact, Recent Historical Implications, 6/18/10

Aftermath of the Haitian and Chilean Earthquake, Historical Context/ Mining Disasters/ Two Frameworks: Psychological First Aid, IASC Guidelines, 4/09/10

The Haitian Earthquake Devastation: Considerations of Loss and Collective Impact, 1/22/10

Considering the H1N1 Flu Situation through a Community and a Public Health Perspective/ Considering the Broad Dimensions of the Fort Hood Tragedy, 11/20/09

Eighth 9/11 Anniversary Reflection and Remembrance Meeting, 9/11/09

Returning Veterans and their Families: Continuing Our Discussion, 7/17/09

Considering the Impact of H1N1 Virus on the New York City Community/ Resources re: Returning Veterans and their Families, 5/15/09

Aviation Disasters/ The Economic Crisis, 3/20/09

Returning Veterans and their Families, Introduction, 1/23/09

Seventh 9/11 Anniversary Reflection and Remembrance Meeting, 9/12/08

Working with Refugees in New York City: Challenges and Rewards, Guest Speaker, Committee Member, Maria Belair, LCSW, 7/11/08

Long-term Psychosocial Intervention for Tsunami and War Victims in Sri Lanka, Guest Speaker, Barbara Preitler, PhD, Vienna, Austria, 5/16/08

Introduction to Psychological First Aid, 3/7/08

The Collective Experience of Assassination, 1/18/08

Considering the Impact of Our Work, Guest Speaker, Michal Shamai, PhD, 11/2/07

Sixth 9/11 Anniversary Reflection and Remembrance Meeting, 9/7/07

Reviewing Recent Local Disasters: Unique Implications, 8/3/07

Continuing Our Conversation: Death Notification Issues in the Context of Disaster, 5/25/07

Considering Death Notification Issues in the Context of Disaster: Beginning the Discussion, 3/30/07

When Disaster Interfaces with Earlier Trauma and Loss: Considering the Intersection in Our Clinical Work, Continuing the Conversation, 1/26/07

When Disaster Interfaces with Earlier Trauma and Loss: Considering the Intersection in Our Clinical Work, Beginning the Discussion, 11/10/06

Fifth 9/11 Anniversary Reflection and Remembrance Meeting: The Five Year Marker of Time after Mass Disaster: Considering a Global Perspective, 9/8/06

Hurricane Watch: Report on the Gulf Coast Region, 7/28/06

Disaster Preparedness Issues, 5/5/06

Survival after Disaster: Individual and Community Resourcefulness, 3/3/06

Ongoing Work after Disaster: A Local and Global Perspective, 1/20/06

Working in the Immediate Aftermath of Disaster within a Long-term Context: Looking at Psychological First Aid, 12/2/05

Developing Psychosocial Care after a Natural Disaster and Civil War: Reflections about Sri Lanka after the Tsunami, Guest Speaker, Barbara Preitler, PhD, Vienna, Austria, 10/28/05

Reflection and Remembrance Meeting: Fourth Anniversary in a Context of Catastrophe, 9/9/05

Expanding Our Roles into the Community: Building Resiliency, Guest Speaker, Ali Gheith, MS, 7/8/05

The Impact of Discussing Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive Terrorism Issues, 5/13/05

Disaster Trauma Working Group and American Red Cross of Greater New York: A Collaborative Relationship, Guest Speaker, Lauren Ginsberg, LCSW, 3/25/05

Considering Local and International Mass Disaster Response Efforts within a Community Perspective, 2/11/05

Ambiguous Loss: Living On with Missing Loved Ones, Guest Speaker, Pauline Boss, PhD, 1/14/05

Disaster Exercises, 10/29/04

Reflection and Remembrance Meeting: Considering the Third Anniversary Together, 9/10/04
Disaster Exercises, 7/23/04

Developing Disaster Response Initiatives, 5/21/04

Addressing Global Context of Mass Violence, Trauma, and Loss/ Preparedness Planning for the Future, 3/26/04

Overview of Global Context of Mass Violence, Trauma, and Loss/ Preparedness Planning for the Future, 1/30/04

Death Notification Issues/Current Local and World Realities and Preparedness Planning for the Future, 11/14/03

Reflection and Remembrance: Considering the Second Anniversary Together, 9/12/03

Considering Clinicians’ Experiences after Terrorism in NY/Northern Ireland; Discussion of Disaster Response and Resource Teams, 7/11/03

Continuing Our Discussion: Looking at Our Experience and Work at the Intersection of War, Terrorism, and Anticipated Threat, 5/9/03

Considering Our Experience and Our Work during This Time of Uncertainty: War, Terrorism, Anticipating Future Disaster: Clinician Experience, Clinical Work, Community Engagement, 3/28/03

Discussing Weapons of Mass Destruction: Considering Clinician Experience, Clinical Work, Community Engagement, 1/24/03

Approaching a Year’s Passage Together: Reflection and Remembrance, 9/6/02

Our Experience and Our Work since 9/11: Establishing a Community of Support, 5/10/02

In the Immediate Aftermath of 9/11 Four-week training followed by meetings:
Working with Children, Adolescents, Older Adults, 3/8/02

Issues Related to Bio/Chem/Nuclear Terrorism, 2/8/02

Understanding Dimensions of Sudden, Traumatic Death, 1/11/02

A Framework for Looking at Our Experience/Our Work: Trauma, Traumatic Loss, and a Long-term Perspective, 12/14/01

Our Experience and Our Work Since 9/11: Establishing a Community of Support, 11/2/01

In the Immediate Aftermath of 9/11: Five-week training:
Considerations in Work with Children, Adolescents, Older Adults, 10/19/01

Issues Related to Biological, Chemical, Nuclear Terrorism, 10/12/01

Understanding Dimensions of Sudden, Traumatic Death, 10/5/01

Addressing Our Own Self-care and Ongoing Support, 10/26/01

A Framework for Looking at Our Experience and Our Work, 9/28/01

Looking at Issues of Biological Terrorism within a Disaster Trauma Perspective, 9/14/01 (agenda adapted to 9/11 realities)

How We Stay Safe in Our Disaster Work, 5/01 (anncd upcoming June ARC/FBI WMD presentation; anncd upcoming 9/14/01 DTCmtee WMD agenda)

Grief Reactions in Cultural Context, Local/Int’l Disaster, Range of SW Disaster Roles, 3/01

Looking at Workplace Disaster Trauma, Guest Speakers, Carolyn Messner, Vivian Afuwah, 1/01

What Impacts Us After Disaster Work, 11/00

Understanding Bereavement in Cultural Context, Guest Speaker, Ram Kumar Iyer, 9/00

Cambodian Youth Surviving Intergenerational Traumas of Genocidal Disasters, Guest Speaker, Margaret Chung, 5/00

Disaster Survivors’ Needs for Services/ Suicide/ Trauma and Grief of Anniversaries, 3/00

Traumas/Losses Facing Natural Disaster Survivors: Immediate and Long-Term Needs, Guest Speakers, Dottie Brier, Roland Hill, Carol Joseph, Peishan Yang, 1/00

Surviving Loss of Family Members, Sudden Death/Traumatic Loss, Culture/Bereavement, 11/99

Local/National/Int’l Disasters, Context of Traumatic Death, Vicarious Trauma/Self-Care, 9/99

Death Notification Issues, ARC Role, 5/99

Addressing Vicarious Trauma/Self-Care/Disaster Trauma and Loss/Recent Fire, 3/99

Addressing Vicarious Trauma/Disaster Trauma and Loss/Disaster Trauma and Children, 1/99

Creating Meaning and Hope in Our Work, Acknowledging Resiliency, 11/98

Vicarious Traumatization and Disaster Work, 9/98

Responding to Disaster Trauma, 5/98

Children and Disaster Trauma, 3/98

Suicide and Disaster, 1/98

Bio-Chemical Disasters, 11/97

The Psychological Impact of Disaster Trauma, three trainings: 9/12, 19, 26/97 

 

Disaster Trauma Committee Collaborative Forums and Roundtables

In addition to bimonthly meeting presentations and trainings, the Disaster Trauma Committee co-sponsored with other NASW committees several chapter Forums and Roundtables, including:

Next Stop NYC: Responding to the Traumas of Past, Present, and Future Refugees: Implications for Practice, Policy, and Advocacy, 11/9/99

Addressing Domestic Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Implications for Multicultural Practice, 9/11/00

Trauma Experiences of Adolescent Immigrants: Implications for Policy and Practice, 4/30/01

Addressing Workplace Violence: Advancing Safety and Support, 6/11/01

A Year Later: Reflecting on the Impact of Superstorm Sandy on Older Adults as We Look Forward, 11/13/13. Invited panel and discussion co-sponsored with the Gerontological Social Work Committee

Disaster Trauma Committee Collaborative Presentations

Caribbean American Social Workers Association, Inc. (CASWA), in collaboration with Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, and National Association of Social Workers, NYC-Chapter. A Conversation on Haiti: Layers of Loss after Mass Disaster:
Considering Individual and Community Responses. Madelyn Miller, Lear Matthews, Vivaldi Jean-Marie. April 17, 2010, Medgar Evers College, CUNY.
Medgar Evers College Annual March is Social Work Month Conference Presentation: Grief and Trauma: Coping with the Aftermath of Natural Disasters: In the Wake of the Haiti Tragedy. Madelyn Miller. March 19, 2010. Medgar Evers College, CUNY.

 

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