Online Program

Mitigating the Impact of National Trauma on Mental Health: Policy and Practice Perspectives

Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The experience of trauma has long-term impacts on the physical and mental health of citizens. This session explores how clinical practice, the design of service delivery systems and public policy are used to mitigate the impact of national trauma. Sessions will address war, community violence, natural disasters and complex traumas experienced by people receiving services in our public health systems.
Session Objectives: Describe the relationship betwen exposure to war, community violence, natural disasters and historical trauma/poverty/incarceration on the mental health and physical health of victims and responders. Assess how public stakeholders can influence Federal policy in the wake of national trauma (using Newtown Tragedy's impact on national mental health policy, national gun policy, and mental illness stigma as a case example). Describe evidence-based and best-practices in Trauma Informed Care and Trauma Specific Interventions for people receiving public health services.

Assessing the effects of combat exposure, PTSD, and psychological factors on health-related quality of life among Vietnam veterans   
William W. Thompson, PhD, Derek Ford, PhD, Irving Gottesman, Ph.D., Kevin Bolinskey, Ph.D., HSPP and Susan Trumbetta, Ph.D.
Impact of Hurricane Sandy and associations with 9/11-related PTSD among WTC responders   
Adam Gonzalez, PhD, Roman Kotov, PhD, Benjamin Luft, MD and Evelyn Bromet, PhD

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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