Event Flyer - George Mason University

Department of Social Work
2nd Conference on Disaster Behavioral Health:
Understanding and Building Skills for Intervention
May 27 & 28, 2015
George Mason University, Fairfax Campus
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall, Lower Level
This two-day conference follows our first successful conference
providing introductory content on Disaster Behavioral Health. This
conference continues in providing more depth about specific aspects of
disaster behavioral health intervention. Once again, you can expect
expert trainers, exhibitors, and the opportunity to network and build
your expertise in disaster behavioral health. Join us for both days!
Agenda, Day 1: (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed approach for assisting people in the
immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism to reduce initial distress and to foster
short and long term adaptive functioning. Can be used many settings. Training will
include content, exercises, cases, and skill development. Trainer: Dr. Robert Macy,
Exec Director of Boston Children Foundation, Co-Director of Division of Disaster
Resilience, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A pioneer in the field of Traumatic
Incident Stress Interventions and public health mental health, psychosocial
intervention, and research. Participants who complete Day 1 training will receive a
certificate in Psychological First Aid Training.
Agenda, Day 2: (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Registration Fees:
Two Day Conference: $120
One Day Only: $70
Mason Field Instructors
Two Day Conference: $50
Group Discount for eight or more
for Two Day Conference: $100
Continuing education units
Free parking in designated area
Workshop 1: 9:30 a.m. to noon
Community, Classroom, Culture Based Intervention (CBI)
CBI is an evidence-based intervention that has been effective in post disaster/trauma as
well as in building resilience in youth and adults. Used internationally and nationally as
a tool to promote trauma recovery. Trainer: Dr. Robert Macy
Workshop 2: 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Recovery Efforts After Adult and Child Trauma (REACT)
Intervention model to prepare and promote recovery from traumatic events (e.g., fires,
hurricanes) by community responders. Dr. Russell Jones, Professor, Virginia Tech,
Clinical Psychologist, trauma psychology.
Molly E. Davis
[email protected]
Department of Social Work
Exhibits will be available at the
Workshop 3: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Suicide Safe-SAMHSA Mobile App Portland Ridley, SAMHSA Public Health Advisor,
Suicide Prevention Branch.
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