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Training Announcement: Pediatric Disaster Mental Health: Essential Elements for Healthcare Providers

By April 25, 2023No Comments

Greetings Everyone,

A training opportunity from the Bureau and the EMS-C:

Children comprise almost 25% of the U.S. population and are the most vulnerable to mental and behavioral health problems during disasters. The events of September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, COVID-19 and many others have had significant deleterious effects on the pediatric population in the United States. The challenges children face in wake of these disasters reaches into schools, healthcare facilities, families and communities. There is a great need to effectively prepare for, respond to and mitigate against future pediatric disaster mental health catastrophic events.

The NYC Pediatric Disaster Coalition will be conducting a webinar on Wednesday, May 31rd from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Eastern Time):

Pediatric Disaster Mental Health: Essential Elements for Healthcare Providers

The presentation will focus on:
• Information/resources on pediatric disaster mental health for providers, teachers, parents, and pediatric patients
• Psychological first aid for pediatric populations
• Screening and referral for pediatric disaster mental health issues

The featured speakers are nationally recognized as leaders in the field of Pediatric Disaster Mental and Behavioral Health:

Merritt D. Schreiber, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Lundquist Institute
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center|
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Tona McGuire, Ph.D.
Co-Lead WRAPEM Mental Health Workgroup
Mental Health Domain SME, Pediatric Pandemic Network
Co-Lead, Behavioral Health Strike Team, WA State Dept of Health

Please make every effort to attend. You are welcome and encouraged to share this email invitation with your healthcare colleagues.

The registration link is below. Upon registering you will receive an email conformation with the Zoom link and call-in.

Registration link:

Feel free to reach out with any questions. Thank you for your dedication to the children of the city of New York.


John Jermyn
Project Director
New York City Pediatric Disaster Coalition

Michael Frogel, MD, FAAP
Co-Principal Investigator, New York City Pediatric Disaster Coalition
Chairman, National Pediatric Disaster Coalition