HERO-NY Module One focuses on providing a basic understanding of resiliency research and the impact of disasters on the psychological well-being of frontline workers. The presentation also seeks to develop stress reduction and coping tools for both on the field and outside of frontline work.

Moderator: Alison Burke, Vice President, Regulatory and Professional Affairs, GNYHA

Presenter: Rebecca Linn-Walton, PhD, LCSW, Associate Vice President, Office of Behavioral Health, NYC Health + Hospitals

Panelists

  • Monika Eros-Sarnyai, MD, MA, Best Practices Specialist, Disaster Preparedness and Response, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Michael Fisher, MSW, Chief Officer, Readjustment Counseling Service, Veterans Health Administration
  • Robert J. Ursano, MD, Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress & Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

The Module 1 slide deck and relevant resources are attached below. An additional video resource, The Importance of Resilience, is available here.