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New! Mass Violence, Casualty and Threat: Trauma-Informed Organizational Planning and Response

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Date/Time: Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Maple Rd. and Flint Rd., Amherst, NY
Hours: 6.0
CEUs: 6.0
Cost: $145.00
Discount Cost (Trauma Certificate Program participants): $130.00
Lunch Included: Yes
Fulfills Hours in Trauma Certificate Program: Elective

Presenter

Tara S. Hughes

Degrees:
LCSW-R

Bio:
Tara S. Hughes, LCSW-R, is the President and Principal Consultant for Invicta Crisis Solutions, a nationwide consulting group that works with communities, organizations and universities to ensure strategic readiness, organized response and resilient recovery for families and victims directly impacted by mass casualty incidents. She is a Mass Violence Consultant for the US Department of Justice, and has a lengthy history of leadership roles in responding to natural and human caused disasters with the American Red Cross, including Family Assistance Center Lead, Northeast Division Disaster Mental Health (DMH) Advisor, DMH Chief, and Assistance Director for Operations. Tara is a Subject Matter Expert in Mass Casualty incident response, working directly with victims and families in a Family Assistance Center model. She has extensive experience working in all types of disasters and mass casualty incidents, with a particular focus on violence that impacts large numbers of people and the community as a whole. Tara uses her experience in trauma counseling and crisis response to ensure compassionate and effective care of people directly impacted by incidents. Her Mass Casualty response experience has included the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407, the Newtown CT Sandy Hook school shooting, the Boston Marathon Bombing, and the 2018 Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting. Tara previously worked as the Coordinator for Human Trafficking Intensive Case Management Programs at the International Institute of Buffalo, and as adjunct faculty at the UB School of Social Work.

Description

Discount price for our trauma certificate participants and graduates is $130.

Turning on the news on any given day can be a very scary prospect. Schools, agencies, restaurants, outdoor concerts and sporting events: it seems more and more difficult to find places where people feel safe. Balancing safety planning with conducting everyday human service business is a challenge that takes trauma-informed thinking to reassure your workforce, clients, students, and families. This presentation will look at the characteristics of mass violence/casualty incidents and threats in order to tailor your organization’s response. You will benefit from learning from how large mass violence incidents have unfolded across the US and the world, and what best practices have been developed to help concretely and emotionally manage reactions to these incidents and take steps to return to serving clients, families, and students. This course will consist of lecture, discussion and exercises, culminating in a large group response exercise during which you will put into action what you have learned during the day.


Learning Objectives:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of how a mass violence/casualty incident or threat will impact the daily functioning of an organization, and what steps will assist in alleviating intense emotion and allowing for taking steps forward as an organization;
2. Apply during activities how trauma-informed principles establish the basis for response planning and action;
3. Develop an understanding of how mass violence/casualty incidents impact individuals and groups in multiple domains of reaction and how this understanding will direct response planning and action.

Research: Select research related to mass disaster response can be found at Google Scholar http://bit.ly/2Hx0T1j and http://bit.ly/2TjBlWZ. Other sites include SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance at www.samhsa.gov/dtac and the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center at www.nmvvrc.org.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, addictions professionals, administrators, managers, and other interested human service staff.

Content Level: intermediate

CEUs

NY Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NYS OASAS addictions professionals, provider #0045: 6 hours approved for CPP & CPS Initial hours, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

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