Our Voices: Message from the Director
On April 3, VOICES hosted our annual Resiliency Symposium at Rutgers Livingston Campus Student Center in Piscataway, New Jersey. Over 150 were in attendance, many participating for the first time. We were very fortunate to have accomplished professionals sharing their expertise in the field of trauma. Clearly, over 13 years after 9/11 there is still a need for information and access to long-term support services.
It's just one week away from VOICES April 3 Resiliency Symposium, which promises to be an informative day of presentations and interactive educational experiences. Once again, we are honored to have a distinguished group of professionals with expertise in the fields of psychology, research, occupational health, and medicine.
I hope this note finds you well. This Wednesday, March 25, the 9/11 Memorial Museum is hosting the first in a series of talks that will explore the topic about the spread of Islamist radicalism. We've included information below about the event and details on how to register.
Do we get over it? Do we get on with it? What is grieving? How do we transform traumatic loss into an enduring presence that we use for connection and healing? Against the backdrop of traumatic impact, Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips will invite us to recognize that the road from trauma to hope and healing is neither predictable nor time-sensitive.
What are the long-term implications for families who have experienced trauma? How do stories about tragedy and remembrances of those who have been lost get weaved into the narrative of a child's family legacy? What are the mind-body connections that help one understand the intimate relationship of the mind and body, and how do we tap into these tools to optimize our health?