24th Annual International Trauma Conference Adding Workshop Focused on Marathon Bombings and Victim Support

The 24th Annual International Trauma Conference, co-sponsored by The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center and the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, is adding a new workshop to its roster entitled “Marathon Bombing: Supporting Victims Across Systems.” The conference is located in Boston at the Seaport World Trade Center and will take place from May 29 through June 1, 2013.

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“The recent Boston Marathon bombings mobilized a complex intervention system,” said Bessel A. van der Kolk, Senior Fellow at The Meadows and the Founder and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute.

Wickenburg, AZ (PRWEB) May 17, 2013

The 24th Annual International Trauma Conference, co-sponsored by The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center and the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, is adding a new workshop to its roster entitled “Marathon Bombing: Supporting Victims Across Systems.” The conference is located in Boston at the Seaport World Trade Center from May 29 through June 1, 2013.

This workshop brings together a panel of individuals from a variety of disciplines and systems who have been involved in supporting the bombing victims. The workshop will focus on how victim service providers can better understand the victim's experience to create a more coordinated and holistic recovery environment for victims.

“The recent Boston Marathon bombings mobilized a complex intervention system,” said Bessel A. van der Kolk, Senior Fellow at The Meadows and the Founder and Medical Director of the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute. “In this workshop, representatives from the Faith, Medical, Fundraising, Criminal Justice, Media and Mental Health communities will describe their roles and activities in coordinating a holistic recovery environment.”

Panelists include Kevin Becker, Psy.D., Senior Partner, ORI Consulting, a global crisis response firm. Former Director, The Trauma Center Boston. Co-founder Disaster Response Network, MA Psychological Association; Matthew Ottaviaini, LCSW, Lead Social Worker, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency Department; Rev. Nancy Taylor, Senior Minister and C.E.O. of Old South Church in Boston (aka, the Church of the Finish-Line); Jessica Pooler, Victim Witness Specialist, U.S. Attorney's Office- Boston; and David Brown, Executive Director, Technology Underwriting Greater Good (TUGG).

For information regarding the conference, please contact The Meadows at 800.240.5522 or info(at)themeadows(dot)com. To register visit http://www.themeadows.com/events/detail/international-trauma-conference/. Attendees can earn up to 27 Continuing Education Credits.

The Meadows Wickenburg is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit http://www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows' world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24-hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 Sub-Acute Agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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