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9:00am - 4:00pm
Marriott Downtown Hotel | 85 West Street | New York City

VOICES 15th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum | 2016

 
 
VOICES 15th Annual
Day of Remembrance Information Forum
 
Free program for 9/11 Family Members, Responders and Survivors
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016
 
Marriott Downtown Hotel | 85 West Street | New York City
Registration Opens: 8:00 am | Program: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 

VOICES hosted our 15th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum on the eve of this milestone anniversary. The day-long event provided an opportunity for 9/11 families, responders, survivors and those who supported them to gather together as a community. This year, we are especially honored that Dr. Charles Figley and Dr. Kathy Regan Figley presented the keynote address, "Building Resilience to Compassion Fatigue."

The program included presentations, panel discussions and round-table conversations to promote healing and resilience in their lives. Topics include the World Trade Center Health Program, building resilience, interfaith response, identifying unmet needs, advocacy efforts, and effective interventions to address the long-term growth and recovery of children and families.

VOICES is honored to once again host this annual event bringing together the 9/11 community - both those who were affected and the dedicated professionals with expertise in the fields of mental health, law, occupational health and medicine who have provided support and services over the years.

Thank you to all who participated!

 

 
Presentations and Panel Discussions
 
Keynote   |   Building Resilience to Compassion Fatigue
 
Charles R. Figley, Ph.D.
The Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD Distinguished Chair and Professorship, Tulane University School of Social Work and Associate Dean for Research and Traumatology Institute Director
Dr. Kathy Regan Figley
Master Traumatologist, Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, Tulane University
 

 
10:45am - 11:45am
Resilient But Still Healing After All These Years: Group interventions for Ongoing Recovery
 
Robert Klein, Ph.D., ABPP,CGP, DFAGPA - Clinical Faculty Member, Yale School of Medicine
 
Suzanne B. Phillips Psy.D., ABPP,CGP,FAGPA - Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology, Long Island University Faculty, Suffolk Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Fellow Board Member and Co-Chair of Community Outreach of the American Group Psychotherapy Association
 
Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, CGP, LCAT, FAGPA - Private Practice, White Plains, NY Adjunct Faculty, New York University & Lesley University Co-Chair, Community Outreach, American Group Psychotherapy Association
 
Kathy Hubbs Ullman, Ph.D., CGP, DFAGPA - Past President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, Co-Chair of the Pubic Affairs Committee of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and Board Member ot the International Certification Board of Group Pyschotherapy
 
Madelyn Miller Ph.D., LCSW, CGP - Psychotherapist, Private Practice | Adjunct Associate Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work | Chairperson, Disaster Trauma Committee, NASW, NYC-Chapter
 
11:45am - 12:30pm
Session A - Responders and Survivors - Update on the World Trade Health Program
 
Dr. Benjamin Luft - Medical Director, Stony Brook WTC Health Program
 
Dr. Jacqueline Moline, MD - Director Northwell WTC Health Program
 
Dr. Rebecca Rosen - Director of Mental Health Services, NYC Health and Hospitals WTC Environmental Health Center
 
11:45am - 12:30pm
Session B - 9/11 Families - Sharing our findings: Investigating the Long-Term Impact of bereavement Due to Terrorism: Factors that Contribute to Trauma, Grief, Growth and Resilience
 
Dr. Steve Cozza - Associate Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University
 
Mary Fetchet, LCSW - Founding Director, VOICES
 
1:00pm
Update from the NYC Chief Medical Examiner (families only)
 
Dr. Barbara Sampson, MD, Ph.D. - Chief Medical Examiner, The City of New York
 
1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Interfaith Response to 9/11: Personal Reflections on the Role of Spiritual Caregivers in the Long-Term Journey of Recovery
 
The Reverend Willard Walden Christopher Ashley, Sr., DMin., DH - Dean of the Seminary, Associate Professor of Practical Theology, New Brunswick Theological Seminary
 
Peter Gudaitis, M.Div. - President, National Disaster Interfaiths Network Executive VP & Chief Response Officer, NYDIS
 
The Reverend Storm Swain, Ph.D. - Director of Anglican Studies, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
 
2:15pm - 3:15pm
Round Table Discussion: Giving Voice, Bearing Witness, Getting Support
 
Attendees with participate in a group discussions facilitated by clinicians.
 
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Session A - Responders and Survivors - The Reauthorization of the Zadroga Act: What's changed?
 
Rupa Bhattacharyya, JD - Special Master, Victim Compensation Fund
 
Stefanie Langsam - Deputy Special Master, Victim Compensation Fund
 
Jordy Feldman - Director of New York Office of Victim Compensation Fund
 
They will be joined by Attorneys who represent the survivors and responders who have filed claims with the Victim Compensation Fund
 
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Session B - 9/11 families - Reflecting on 15 years: Milestones, Commemoration and Advocacy Efforts
 
Terry Strada - National Chair, 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism
 
Mary Fetchet, LCSW - Founding Director, Voices of September 11th
 
Colleen Kelly - September 11th Families of Peaceful Tomorrows
 
Lee Ielpi - President and Co-founder 9/11 Tribute Center, Father of Firefighter Jonathan Ielpi
 
Edie Lutnick - President, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, Sister of Gary Lutnick
 
Jay S Winuk - Co-founder of 9/11 Day, Brother of Glenn J. Winuk
 
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Remembrance, Renewal, Resilience: Recognizing the Important Contributions of the 9/11 Community
 
At the conclusion of the program a reception will be held to honor several individuals who have made significant contributions in the aftermath of 9/11.
 
Joe Daniels - President of 9/11 Memorial & Museum
John Feal - Fealgood Foundation
Posthumously, Dr. Charles S. Hirsch - Former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City
Betty Nielson - Founder of Freedom Quilts will present a 15th Anniversary 9/11 Quilt to the 9/11 Memorial Museum
 

 
Information Forum Exhibitors
 
9/11 Living Memorial
9/11 Memorial Museum
Community Relief and Rebuilding through Education and Wellness (CRREW)
Disaster Distress Helpline
Hearts of Hope
New York State Workers Compensation Board
Office of the NYC Medical Examiner's Office (OCME)
Seattle Art Project
World Trade Center Health Program
 

 
Our thanks to: