COVID-19 Pandemic: Coping with Trauma – Building Resilience
Dear ISSTD Membership,
The Trauma Working Group of the United Nations NGO Committee on Mental Health is hosting a free meeting focused on both the mental health traumatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a discussion of resilience in the face of this trauma.
Speakers will include:
- B. Abel Learwellie, Executive Director Camp for Peace Liberia, who is an ISSTD member. He has experienced and survived 14 years of civil war, Ebola, and now COVID-19 in his country. Abel brings the authenticity of experience in conflict and trauma mastery to inform his avocational passion and ongoing professional development in Liberia, and the world at large.
- Laurel Mayer MD, CopeColumbia – peer support services to healthcare workers, is a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She will present research currently being conducted on frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Amie Leigh, MBA, Director of Public Health Initiatives for the SE Trauma Institute. She will present information about the creation of a unique and effective program to bring direct relief to frontline workers during the Coronavirus pandemic-the Crisis Stabilization and Safety Program (CSS).
The speakers will be introduced by ISSTD member and Co-Chair of the Committee to the UN, Karen Hopenwasser. This meeting will be an opportunity to hear about personal, research and public health efforts to bring trauma informed awareness into the community during this extraordinary global health crisis.
Meeting Date: February 11, 2021
Meeting Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm US Eastern Time