Institute for Disaster Mental Health

Hudson Valley News
6:54 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

SUNY New Paltz Institute Director Provides Support At 9/11 Museum

Credit The National September 11 Memorial Museum

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.

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Hudson Valley News
1:37 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Veteran Reporter And Mental Health Expert Discuss Train Derailment

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
9:11 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Mental Health Counselors Receive Training To Help Military Families

A specialized training session for therapists who assist military service people and their families is taking place Friday at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Among the topics is military sexual assault.

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Hudson Valley News
10:01 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Institute Receives Grant for Psychological First Aid Program In The Middle East

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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:09 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Mental Health Providers To Gain Skills To Help Veterans

There is a two-day program at SUNY New Paltz to train mental health providers to assist veterans and their families.

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Hudson Valley News
1:54 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Disaster Mental Health Conference Focuses On Radiological Readiness

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.

It’s the Institute for Disaster Mental Health’s 10th 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.

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WAMC News
1:00 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Midday Magazine – Drs. Richard Tedeschi & Charles Figley - Disaster Mental Health

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.

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’s Brian Shields spoke with both men about how those who work around disaster maintain mental fitness.