International Conference on Building Personal and Psychosocial Resilience for Climate Change
Location: The Capitol View Conference Center, Washington, DC. November 3-4, 2016
Sponsor: International Transformational Resilience Coalition
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The many acute traumas and chronic toxic stresses generated by climate change are generating rising levels of severe anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health problems in the U.S. and globally. They are also producing many psychosocial maladies including interpersonal aggression, crime, violence, and more. These harmful reactions undermine the health, safety, and security of individuals, families, organizations, communities, and entire societies. They also threaten to delay or block efforts to cut carbon emissions and reduce the climate crisis. The problems will worsen as global temperatures rise.
At the conference you will learn about:
- The personal mental health and psychosocial impacts of climate change on youth, adolescents, adults, and high-risk populations and why major preventative human resilience-building policies and programs are urgently needed to address the risks.
- Methods, policies, and benefits of building personal resilience for climate change-enhanced traumas and toxic stresses.
- Methods, policies, and benefits of building psychosocial resilience within all types of groups and organizations for climate change-enhanced traumas and toxic stresses.
- Methods, policies, and benefits of building psychosocial resilience within communities for climate change-enhanced traumas and toxic stresses.
You will hear from the following stellar speakers and many others:
- Dr. Lise Van Susteren, forensic psychiatrist and author of The Psychological Effects of Global Warming in the US: Why the U.S. Mental Health System is Not Adequately Prepared on how the psychoanalytic impacts of climate change threaten communities, national security, and more.
- Dr. Daniel Aldrich, Co-Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program at Northeastern University and author of Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery on the importance of building robust social support networks for climate change.
- Dr. Sandra Bloom, psychiatrist, founder of the Sanctuary Institute, and author of Destroying Sanctuary and Restoring Sanctuary on how organizations and communities can use the Sanctuary Model to build resilience for climate change.
For additional informaiton and registration, please click here.