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UMFK to offer FEMA Satellite Broadcast "Crisis Intervention in a Changing World"

April 18, 2003

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent will be hosting a satellite broadcast session from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Education Network on May 7, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

The program is open to the public and will be of special interest to local, state, federal and military emergency management and response personnel, grief counselors, victim advocates, medical personnel and social workers.

"Crisis Intervention in a Changing World" will consist of highlights from the 7th World Congress on Stress, Trauma and Coping, sponsored by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF). The event was held on February 12 through 16 in Baltimore, Maryland.

World Congress participants identified the tools needed to solve current problems and explored what will be needed to meet the challenges presented by our changing world. Speakers included experts in stress management, military and emergency services personnel from around the world, with topics ranging from lessons learned in Oklahoma City, September 11 and the Middle East.

The ICISF is a non-profit, open membership foundation dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress among those who provide crisis intervention and emergency response services.

The broadcast will be the first of a two part program, highlighting the 7th World Congress. The second part will take place on June 4. To register for this free event call Don Eno at the Academic Outreach Office at 834-7835.