Institute for Disaster Mental Health http://wamc.org en SUNY New Paltz Institute Director Provides Support At 9/11 Museum http://wamc.org/post/suny-new-paltz-institute-director-provides-support-911-museum <p></p><p>The director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health in New Paltz is helping to provide emotional support for families and first responders who visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum at the World at the World Trade Center site.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 22:54:57 +0000 Allison Dunne 90558 at http://wamc.org SUNY New Paltz Institute Director Provides Support At 9/11 Museum Veteran Reporter And Mental Health Expert Discuss Train Derailment http://wamc.org/post/veteran-reporter-and-mental-health-expert-discuss-train-derailment <p>Federal investigators have recovered a second data recorder at the crash site of Sunday’s Metro-North commuter train derailment in the Bronx. While the public awaits answers about what caused the fatal derailment, a few experts are weighing in about other aspects of the disaster.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:37:31 +0000 Allison Dunne 78964 at http://wamc.org Veteran Reporter And Mental Health Expert Discuss Train Derailment Mental Health Counselors Receive Training To Help Military Families http://wamc.org/post/mental-health-counselors-receive-training-help-military-families <p>A specialized training session for therapists who assist military service people and their families is taking place&nbsp;Friday at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Among the topics is military sexual assault.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:11:30 +0000 Allison Dunne 75399 at http://wamc.org Institute Receives Grant for Psychological First Aid Program In The Middle East http://wamc.org/post/institute-receives-grant-psychological-first-aid-program-middle-east <p>A grant awarded to the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at the State University of New York at New Paltz will help a program in the Middle East.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 02:01:41 +0000 Allison Dunne 72344 at http://wamc.org Mental Health Providers To Gain Skills To Help Veterans http://wamc.org/post/mental-health-providers-gain-skills-help-veterans <p></p><p>There is a two-day program at SUNY New Paltz to train mental health providers to assist veterans and their families.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:09:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 67864 at http://wamc.org Disaster Mental Health Conference Focuses On Radiological Readiness http://wamc.org/post/disaster-mental-health-conference-focuses-radiological-readiness <p>There’s a conference tomorrow in New York that will focus on preparedness for nuclear disasters and other radiation emergencies. It’s an opportunity to think about and plan for some worst-case scenarios.</p><p>It’s the Institute for Disaster Mental Health’s 10<sup>th</sup> annual conference, and this year’s topic is “Radiological Readiness: Preparing for Dirty Bombs, Nuclear Disasters, and Other Radiation Emergencies.” Dr. James Halpern is the director of the Institute at the State University of New York at New Paltz.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:54:28 +0000 Allison Dunne 62569 at http://wamc.org Midday Magazine – Drs. Richard Tedeschi & Charles Figley - Disaster Mental Health http://wamc.org/post/midday-magazine-drs-richard-tedeschi-charles-figley-disaster-mental-health <p>The State University of New York at New Paltz will host the ninth annual conference of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health tomorrow. The conference is focused on maintaining resilience among trauma and disaster workers.</p><p>Among the keynote speakers are Dr. Richard Tedeschi, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Dr. Charles Figley, professor of social work at Tulane University. WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields spoke with both men about how those who work around disaster maintain mental fitness.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:00:00 +0000 37478 at http://wamc.org