Israel Trauma Coalition Workshops This Week
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC) is arriving in Boston and offering two free workshops (on May 7, 9 and 10, as described below). The number of available slots is limited, so Massachusetts physicians with an interest in participating should sign up right away.
These workshops are co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) and Department of Public Health (DPH) in collaboration with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS).
Psychological First Aid & Resilience in the Aftermath of Terrorism (Workshop #1)
Workshop Summary: This workshop will discuss the impacts of disaster on individuals and communities, techniques for working with impacted populations, and when to triage individuals to additional support. Attendees will also learn the importance of self care and the importance of resilience both individually and for a community. The Israel Trauma Coalition will incorporate their own response experience into the training.
Target Group: Licensed mental health clinicians or individuals who have served as crisis counselors in emergencies
Dates: May 7th or 10th (9am – 3pm)
May 7 – Location & Registration
- Talbot Conference Room, Hadley Building, 167 Lyman Street, Westborough Mass.
- Register for May 7th at: http://psychologicalresilience1.eventbrite.com
May 10 – Location & Registration
- Boston Medical Intelligence Center. This is located within Boston EMS Headquarters, Miranda-Creamer Building, 35 Northampton Street, Boston MA. As you enter the garage there will be a large blue sign that reads Miranda-Creamer Elevators and a blue door on your far right. Exit the garage through that door and take elevator to the 6th floor. Once off the elevators, go through the double doors to your right. The Lawlor Regional Medical Intelligence Center is the fourth door on the right.
- Register for May 10th at: http://psychologicalresilience2.eventbrite.com
Introduction to Disaster Behavioral Health & the Impact Of Disaster On Communities (Workshop #2)
Workshop Summary: This workshop will provide an introduction to the psychological impacts of disaster on the community and how community members can assist individuals who have been impacted. A particular focus of the workshop will be the impact of terrorist events on immigrant communities.
Target Group: Social service employees, healthcare professionals, clergy and other natural helpers and community leaders
Date: May 9th (1 – 4pm)
- Location: Boston Room, Eric Lindeman Mental Health Center, 25 Staniford Street, Boston MA
- Register for May 9th at: http://impactofdisasteroncommunities.eventbrite.com
- Though registration is required, trainings are free and open.
- Lunch will not be provided at these events.
- CME credit will not be offered.
- Free on site parking is available at the Westborough workshop. $5 garage parking is available at the Boston Medical Intelligence Center. Attendees to the Lindeman Center trainings are strongly encouraged to take public transportation. Paid parking and limited on street metered parking is available.
For further information contact Liam Seward (Director of Program Implementation and Emergency Management, DMH): Liam.Seward@State.MA.US (617) 626-8170
The Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC) was created in 2001, on the initiative of the UJA-Federation of New York. Expanding from Direct Care to encompass Professional Training, Community-wide Interventions and emergency preparedness, ITC has consistently evolved its scope to address broader issues and needs.
The mission of the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC) is to create a continuum of care in the trauma field, response and preparedness, by leveraging diverse resources to initiate, prioritize, and optimize services. The ITC provides a comprehensive view of the trauma field, whilst working towards strengthening community resilience and ensuring national emergency preparedness. The ITC harnesses the collective knowledge, expertise and experience of Israel’s leading NGO’s and government organizations- as no organization can do this work alone.