Voices of September 11th
Healing Families & Communities After Tragedy

Dear Families and Friends,

It's just one week away from VOICES April 3 Resiliency Symposium, which promises to be an informative day of presentations and interactive educational experiences.  Once again, we are honored to have a distinguished group of professionals with expertise in the fields of psychology, research, occupational health, and medicine. 


Throughout the planning process for this year's event, we've had the opportunity to learn more about our presenters' work.  We are impressed by their dedication to helping families and communities, and their focus on promoting hope and healing in the lives of those they work with.


Opportunities like the VOICES Symposium provide us with the chance to come together as a community, and to share our lessons learned with those providing services to victims' families, responders and survivors.  It is heartwarming to reconnect with people we've known for many years, and to meet new people for the first time.


If you are interested in attending but have not registered, we ask that you make a reservation by end of day on Monday, March 30.  We hope you'll join us on April 3 and have included the agenda and a link to register below. 


As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (203) 966-3911.  


Warm regards,

Mary Fetchet & the VOICES Staff
VOICES Center of Excellence
for Community Resilience Symposium
Promoting Resiliency in Communities Impacted by Trauma:
Identification and Treatment of Long-Term Needs
Friday, April 3, 2015
Registration and Breakfast - 8:30am
9:00am - 3:00pm
Rutgers University
Livingston Campus Student Center
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue | Piscataway, NJ
The venue is conveniently accessible by car and is in close proximity to the New Brunswick train station. Click here for directions
9/11 families, survivors and responders and their families attend at no charge
The Symposium is also intended to inform clinicians, emergency managers, law enforcement and other community stakeholders providing services to victims' families, responders and survivors.
Symposium Fee for Professionals: $75
5 CEU Credits: $25
Exhibitor Table Fee: $100
Questions? Contact us at 203-966-3911
Presentations Include:
Opening Remarks
Richard Edwards, Ph.D.
Long-Term Needs of Victims' Families, Responders and Survivors
Mary Fetchet, LCSW
The Journey from Trauma to Hope and Healing
Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Identifying Challenges and Promoting Resiliency in
Children, Families, and Responders
Mickie Brown, RN, HN-BC
Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, CGP, LCAT, FAGPA
Maureen Underwood, MSW, LCSW, CGP
Afternoon Introduction
Ronald Quincy, Ph.D.
Case Studies: Providing Group Therapy and Peer-to-Peer Support
Mary Fetchet, LCSW
Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Maureen Underwood, MSW, LCSW, CGP
Enhancing Your Resiliency Through Experience
V. Alex Kehayan, Ed.D.
Joseph C. Napoli, M.D.
Persisting Patterns and Emerging Trends in Physical and
Mental Health 13 Years after 9/11
Steven Stellman, Ph.D., MPH
Iris Udasin, M.D.
Health Care Workers and Disasters: Perceptions and Observations
Clifton Lacy, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.
Promoting Healing Through Mind and Body Exercise
Mickie Brown, RN, HN-BC
For more information or to register online visit:
Contact us at 203-966-3911 or symposium@voicesofsept11.org
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Thanks to our Co-Sponsors:
RutgersWTC Health ProgramUnited Way