Voices Center for Resilience (VOICES), formerly Voices of September 11th, will be offering an online workshop to learn about strategies to combat PTSD and anxiety, both which are at all time highs.
According to VOICES Founding Director, Mary Fetchet, “June is PTSD Awareness Month and as part of VOICES Pathways to Resilience Programs we are highlighting unique strategies and effective treatments to promote healing. PTSD and anxiety are at an all-time high and are among the top 10 diagnosed conditions among individuals in treatment at the World Trade Center Health Clinical Centers.”
Distinguished researchers, Dr. Yuval Neria and Dr. Prudence Fisher will share their extensive expertise in the treatment of trauma and PTSD during this informative 1 hour presentation. Dr. Neria will speak about PTSD as a diagnosis and discuss commonly used treatments in terms of their effectiveness. He will also demonstrate his fascinating findings of efficacy using neuroimaging. Dr. Fisher will then describe the development of protocols by their team for group equine assisted therapy, and how it was evaluated in a large sample of veterans with PTSD.
PTSD is a treatable disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event such as a natural disaster, war, terrorist act, or serious accident. The condition can last months, or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions. This presentation provides a rare opportunity to hear from leading experts who have conducted research and authored hundreds of articles focused on the mental health consequences and treatment protocols for exposure to trauma.
The online workshop is free, and registration is required. For more information and to register:
About Voices Center for Resilience
A Legacy of Support, Helping Communities Heal
From 9/11 to today, Voices Center for Resilience provides long-term support and resources that promote mental health care and wellness for 9/11 victims’ families, responders and survivors, and assists communities in preparing for and recovering from tragedy in the U.S. and abroad.
Founded in 2001, VOICES has provided over 180,000 hours of support services and a broad range of programs that address the evolving needs of those impacted by 9/11. As a respected thought leader, VOICES legacy lives on through its commitment to leverage over 20 years of expertise to help communities impacted by other tragedies. Working collaboratively with longstanding public-private partnerships, the organization shares lessons learned, provides innovative online programs and comprehensive resources that promote healing and resilience.
VOICES will be commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with a series of programs and events including:
Reflections on the 20th Anniversary A retrospective video featuring personal stories.
A Legacy of Support Services Resiliency programs, support groups, workshops & webinars.
9/11 Living Memorial Honoring Survivors & Responders who died of 9/11-related illnesses.
The Wolfgruber Digital Resource Library Providing extensive resources and publications.
Voices of Reflection Art Exhibit at Silvermine Arts Center, from September 1 – October 9.
20th Annual Remembrance Symposium Virtual and in-person in NYC, September 9 and 10.
Always Remember Gala An inspirational evening at Cipriani’s in NYC, November 2021.