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Tuesday's Children Presents: Lessons in Recovery and Resilience

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5th LESSONS IN RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE FORUM Emerging from Tragedy: Building Resilience after Wide-Scale Trauma and Loss A virtual event featuring interactive online content and survivor stories of resilience. This 5th Lessons in Recovery and Resilience Forum presents survivors of terrorism, military conflict, mass violence and traumatic loss alongside experts in community resilience to discuss: Lessons learned from two decades responding to 9/11 and mass-scale tragedies Promising practices in community resilience and recovery from traumatic events First-hand survivor stories of resilience and peer support Preparedness, prevention, protocols and challenges of the post-9/11 and post-pandemic eras.

This virtual forum will feature keynote presentations as well as panels of experts and survivors highlighting innovative work and cross-cultural perspectives from the fields of trauma and bereavement, disaster response and recovery, and crisis intervention. Registration to the event is free. Featured Keynote Speakers: Nate Boyer, Army Green Beret, philanthropist, humanitarian, and former football player for the Texas Longhorns and Seattle Seahawks. Thelma Stober, Survivor of the 7/7 London Underground attacks, Deputy Lieutenant, Greater London, Co-Chair, Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission. Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism. Expert Panel: Best Practices in Tragedy Preparedness and Response, Community Resilience, and Long-Term Healing Featured Panelists Dr. Heidi Kraft, Clinical Psychologist, Navy Combat Veteran, Chief Clinical Officer Psych/Armor Catherine Jaynes, Senior Director, External Affairs, COVID Collaborative & Partner, Cicero Group Amy O’Neill, Clinician, Survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings, Host of “The Trauma Impact” podcast, Speaker and Presenter Denise Lifton, Chief of Pillar I & IV, United Nations Centre for Counter-Terrorism/United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism Survivor Panel: Reflections on Resilience from Survivors Impacted by Terrorism, Military Conflict, Mass Violence and Traumatic Loss. Moderator: Monica Meehan McNamara, MA, family therapist; Curriculum Director, Project COMMON BOND Featured Panelists Eugene Belilovsky, Surviving 9/11 Family Member—lost his mother Yelena Belilovsky at the World Trade Center in 2001; Mental Health Counselor Heather Dearman, Surviving Family Member—cousin of Ashley Moser (wounded) and aunt of Veronica Moser (killed)—from the 2012 Aurora, CO theater shooting; Co-Founder 7/20 Memorial Foundation Amy Dozier, Gold Star Spouse to Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Kilian Dozier, who was killed in Iraq in 2008; Donor Success Manager, Black Box Project, Stop Soldier Suicide Reid Orlando, Covid-Bereaved Family Member—lost his mother, Pamela Orlando, an ER nurse, in April 2020; Account Executive, Medix Thelma Stober, Survivor of the 7/7 London Underground attacks; Deputy Lieutenant, Greater London; Co-Chair, Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission Click here to register: For more information, please contact or 516-562-9000.

Venue: Virtual