New York State Office of Mental Health Webinar
Addressing Community Grief and Trauma in Wake of the Tragedy in Buffalo
Wednesday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
The presentation will help community leaders (e.g., clergy, education officials, local government, public safety leads, behavioral health providers) with understanding how to assist individuals/families/youth coping with the grief and trauma caused by this horrific event. While we will discuss the impact of the tragic event in Buffalo, the focus will be statewide and we encourage anyone interested in assisting with the healing process across New York State to attend. The presentation will provide general information about the mental health effects of racism and violence, crisis response, and helping others cope with grief and trauma. Specific information focused on children and youth will also be provided.
Matthew Canuteson, MA – New York State Office of Mental Health, Chief Diversity Officer
Sarah Kuriakose, PhD, BCBA-D – New York State Office of Mental Health, Associate Commissioner, Division of Integrated Community Services for Children and Families
Sidney Hankerson, MD, MBA – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Associate Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Director, Mental Health Equity Research, Department of Population Health
Steven Moskowitz – New York State Office of Mental Health, Bureau of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Pronouns: He, Him, His
Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
New York State Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Ave 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12229