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Art by a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.
#MSDStrong Three Years Later – Local, Community, and National Perspectives | Understanding the Complexity of Trauma and Grief in Communities After Mass Violence
Keynote Speaker:
Melissa Brymer, Ph.D., Psy.D. NSU Clinical Psychology Alumna
Understanding the Complexity of Trauma and Grief in Communities After Mass Violence
This presentation will review the key concepts for understanding mass violence, strategies for supporting communities after such events, and ways we can strengthen support to those most impacted. The presentation will also highlight ways providers need to care for themselves as they do this work.

#MSD Strong Panel

Peter Caproni, Ph.D., NSU Associate Professor/Doctoral Practicum Coordinator, Director of Training for NSU's Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program, Consulting/Supervising Psychologist at NSU University School

David M. Feldman, Ph.D. MSD Parent and NSU Associate Professor

Iryna Kasi, Ph.D., NCSP, NSU Assistant Professor and First Responder to Crisis

Olivia Feldman, MSD Graduate, University of South Florida Student

Moderator
Ralph E. (Gene) Cash, Ph.D., ABPP, NCSP, Past-President, Trainers of School Psychologists, National Association of School Psychologists, and

*Art by Olivia Feldman

Feb 12, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Melissa Brymer, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Director of Terrorism and Disaster Programs @UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Melissa Brymer, Ph.D., Psy.D. is the Director of Terrorism and Disaster Programs of the UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress and its National Child Traumatic Stress Network. In this capacity Dr. Brymer has been involved with the development of acute interventions, assessment, and educational materials in the area of terrorism, disasters, and school crises. She has served as a consultant for many Federal, state, and local agencies across the country and internationally after disasters, terrorism, school shootings, and other mass violence tragedies. Dr. Brymer was the lead advisor to the Newtown Public Schools Recovery Program, and the PI for an NIJ research project examining the short and long-term impact of 10 different school shooting and mass violence incidences. Dr. Brymer is also a key partner with the MUSC National Mass Violence Resource Center.