VOICES Resiliency Symposium
Knowledge to Practice:
Pathways to Long-Term Healing
A Victim-Centered Approach
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Marriott Downtown Hotel
85 West Street, New York City
Registration 8am, Program 9am - 4pm
A day-long program of clinically informed presentations from leading clinicians and subject matter experts working in the field of trauma.
The program is designed for mental health professionals, victims' services, emergency managers, law enforcement and other community stakeholders.
5 social work CEU's available
Victims' families, survivors and responders impacted by terrorism and mass violence are invited to attend as our guests.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum has generously provided a limited amount of complimentary tickets to visit the 9/11 Museum following the Symposium.
Katherine Shear, MD
Director, The Center for Complicated Grief
Columbia School of Social Work
David Grand, PhD
Founder and Developer
Identifying the Needs of Victims'
Families, Survivors and Responders
Victims' family members, survivors and responders from 9/11, the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newtown, CT will share their personal insights into the short and long-term needs of those impacted by mass violence.
Mary Fetchet, LCSW
Founding Director, Voices of September 11th
9/11 Environmental Action
Chair WTCHP Survivor Steering Committee
Amy O'Neill, MS
Massachusetts Resiliency Center
Survivor Advocacy Panel Member
Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation (Retired)
Treatment Modalities for Children and Families
The panel is comprised of experienced, trauma informed mental health clinicians. Panelists will discuss a variety of treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, a brain-based approach to healing communal trauma, mindfulness and coping skills, and group modalities to support the recovery of children and families.
Courtney Bancroft, PsyD
New York City
Deb DelVecchio Scully, LPC
Former Clinical Recovery Leader
Newtown Recovery and Resiliency
Suzanne Phillips, PsyD,ABPP,CGP,FAGPA
Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology, Long Island University
Faculty, Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy
Fellow, Board Member, Co-Chair of Community Outreach of the AGPA
Ann Webster, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine
Responding to Tragedy
Acts of mass violence have a profound, long-lasting impact on individuals and communities - whether it is a small town or a large city, an elementary school or a police department, or the media reporting on the event. This panel of experts will share their professional experience and lessons learned in addressing the complex and often long-lasting needs of those impacted.
Jennifer Barahona, LCSW
Executive Director and CFO
Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation
Amy Nitza, PhD
Director, Institute for Disaster Mental Health
SUNY New Paltz
Danny R. Stebbins
Connecticut State Police (Retired)
Visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum
Following the conclusion of the Symposium we will visit the 9/11 Museum. The 9/11 Memorial Museum has provided a limited number of complimentary tickets, so please indicate when you register if you would like to attend.
on Sunday, September 10
Thank you to our co-sponsor: