Meet the Authors
Healing a Community: Lessons for Recovery after a Large-Scale Trauma
After the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, local caregivers, civic leaders, and first responders had the daunting task of navigating emotional and physical trauma as they stitched their community back together. As the coordinator of the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team, Melissa Glaser managed the town's response. She developed a set of therapeutic and transferable best practices that other communities can learn from. Lessons learned in Newtown can be used to create a universal community mental health disaster plan so leaders, therapists, and families know what to do the next time tragedy occurs.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.