Fostering Resilience in Individuals, Families and Communities

Spring 2003 Disaster Response Workshop Series

This workshop series presents innovative community approaches that foster resilience in the face of and in the aftermath of terrorism, war, and communal violence. The workshop series may be taken in its entirety or participants may sign up for individual workshops.

Friday Mornings: 9:30am to 1:30pm Space is limited. Workshop series tuition $650; Individual Workshops; $90. A limited number of scholarships are available. To register, please call 212.992.9669 ex. 1

For further information on trainings see or email ITSP at

Course Moderator – Jack Saul, Ph.D. Director, International Trauma Studies Program, NYU

January 30, 2003
Introduction: A Practical Guide for Enhancing Family and Community Resilience
Judith Landau, MD, National Jewish Research Center, and President, The Link Foundation, Boulder, CO

February 7, 2003
Family and School Based Approaches to Terrorism and Traumatic Loss
Esther Cohen, PhD, Chief, Child-Clinical Graduate Psychology Program, Hebrew University, Jerusalem;

February 14, 2003
Multifamily Discussion Groups Following Political Violence
Steven Weine, MD, University of Illinois, Chicago

February 21, 2003
Community Building Through Testimony and the Performing Arts
Melinda Meyer, RN, MA, Psychosocial Center for Refugees, University of Oslo,
Director, Norwegian Institute for the Expressive Arts Therapies

February 28, 2003
Enhancing Community Competence and Collaboration with Indigenous Helpers
Nancy Baron, PhD, Trans-cultural Psychosocial Organization, Kampala, Uganda

March 7, 2003
Supporting Traumatized Communities through Narration and Remembrance
Mary Marshall Clark, PhD, Columbia University Oral History Office; President, American Oral History Assoc.
Silvia Salvaticci, PhD, International Organization for Migration, Rome, Italy

April 11, 2003
Revitalization of the Arts and Culture in War-Torn Societies
Arn Chorn-Pond, Cambodian Master Performers Program, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
John Burt, Cambodian Master Performers Program, Theatrical Producer, New York City

April 25, 2003
The Media as a Resource for Collective Recovery following Major Catastrophes
Michael Cohen, PhD, Michael Cohen Group, Trauma and Media Advisor New York City
And the New York University Trauma and Media Project

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