"Why Don't People Listen?" -
The Whole Community and Communicating in a Crisis
11th Annual IDMH Training & Conference
Friday, April 25, 2014
The 11th annual Institute for Disaster Mental Health conference on April 25, 2014, will focus on how disaster response professionals can best communicate with community members to help them avoid or minimize their exposure to disaster, and to jumpstart their recovery when events do occur. Presentations and workshops will address specific hazards and populations, with experts familiar with the challenges of message dissemination during complex and rapidly changing disasters.
- Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (retired) on the role of government and the whole community approach to resilience
- Eric Klinenberg, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at New York University and author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago on superstorms, climate change, and the future of cities
- Wendy Harman, Director of Social Strategy for the American Red Cross, on the strengths and limitations of social media in disasters
- Lou McNally, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine at Orono, Maine and Assistant Professor of Applied Aviation Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, on the mass media's role in communicating in crisis
With opening remarks by Congressman Chris Gibson and Jerome Hauer, Ph.D., Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.
Registration will open in late February. Additional details and registration information will follow, so please check www.newpaltz.edu/idmh in the future for additional information, and be sure to save the date of April 25, 2014!
Institute for Disaster Mental Health
State University of New York at New Paltz