Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference

2021 Virtual Conference

Building Resilience

The Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference is for all behavioral health providers and mental health professionals, nurses, emergency managers, disaster responders, public health officials, and clergy.

Our focus is learning how to recognize, prepare for, and respond to
the psychological effects of disaster and mass casualty events.

This conference has been approved for 3.5 APA Continuing Education hours across indicated sessions (see agenda).

July 22-23, 2021

Zoom Conference

Objectives

1

Discuss fostering resilience at individual, organizational, and community levels.

2

Demonstrate how behavioral health professionals can work with local
and state organizations to assist with individual and community recovery.

3

Discuss ethical considerations for provision of disaster behavioral health interventions.

Agenda

This conference has been approved for 3.5 APA Continuing Education hours across indicated sessions below in blue.

Thursday, July 22nd from 9:00AM – 12:30PM (CDT)

9:00 – 9:15

Conference Welcome

9:15 – 10:45

Building Individual Resilience with Dawn Webb, MSN, RN-BC, Texas Nurses Association

10:45 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 12:30

Panel Discussion of Community and Organizational Resilience

Friday, July 23rd from 9:00AM – 12:00PM (CDT)

9:00 – 10:30

Community Resilience with Dr. Anita Chandra, DrPH, RAND Corporation

10:30 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 12:00

Disaster Behavioral Health Ethics: Building on Practitioner Knowledge
and Community Resiliency
with

  • Stephanie F. Dailey, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS, George Mason University
  • Dr. Jean LaFauci Schutt, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, LaFauci Counselor Consulting

Speakers

Dawn Webb, MSN, RN-BC

Program Director | Texas Nurses Association
Presentation Title – Building Individual Resilience

Dawn Webb is the program director of the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN). TPAPN is a person-centered, evidence-based program that supports nurses in their recovery from substance use, mental health concerns or both.

Dr. Anita Chandra, Dr. P.H.

Vice President and Director | RAND Social and Economic Well-Being
Senior Policy Researcher | RAND Corporation
Presentation Title – Community Resilience

She leads studies on civic well-being and urban planning; community resilience and long-term disaster recovery; public health emergency preparedness; effects of military deployment; equity, health in all policies and advancing a culture of health; and child health and development. 

Dr. Stephanie F. Dailey, Ed.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

Assistant Professor of Counseling
George Mason University
Presentation Title – Disaster Behavioral Health Ethics: Building on Practitioner Knowledge and Community Resiliency

Dr. Dailey’s research is directed at better understanding the psychosocial impact of disasters on individuals and communities in an effort to identify appropriate strategies for mitigation, response, and recovery. Dr. Dailey has published works on contamination disasters, COVID-19, acts of mass violence, and causality mitigation strategies during an active school shooter event.

Dr. JEAN LAFAUCI SCHUTT, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS

Professional Counselor, Educator, and Consultant
LaFauci Counselor Consulting
Presentation Title – Disaster Behavioral Health Ethics: Building on Practitioner Knowledge and Community Resiliency

Jean M. LaFauci Schutt is a Washington D.C.-based professional counselor, supervisor, educator, and consultant with expertise in disaster mental health, crisis intervention, adoption, supervision, and training. Dr. LaFauci has experience working as a counselor, clinical supervisor, professor, and researcher in education, social service, and community settings.

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