Poster displays of unique research and innovative programs in the field of crisis intervention will be featured. Review the list of poster presenters and their topics below. You are encouraged to visit the poster displays at your leisure during breaks on Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23.
Posters will be on display in the Hilton Baltimore’s Key Ballroom South Foyer during the following days and times:
Friday, February 22 7:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday, February 23 7:30am – 4:00pm
The POSTER SESSION will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 12:45pm – 2:00pm.
During this time, poster presenters will be available for you to speak with and answer questions regarding their poster. This is a one-on-one, interactive, visual presentation that enables attendees to have personal interaction with the author/presenter. We encourage you to participate!
All available Poster Presentation handouts will be included in the Basic Electronic Proceedings included with Main Congress Registration.
Comprehensive Resilience Training: A Comparison of Three Approaches
Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, LTC (USAR, Ret.)
Results of this study at the University of Maryland indicate that structured, comprehensive resilience training can significantly change scores in resilience, optimism, happiness, self-esteem, curiosity, depression, anxiety, and anger in functional young adults. Three approaches are compared.
The Safer Tomorrows: Injury Prevention and Violence Reduction Project
Clarissa A. Shavers, DNSc, WHNP-BC, TRECOS Fellow
The primary goal of this evidence-based intervention/program is to implement and rigorously evaluate a structured community-based injury prevention, violence reduction, and global healthy peaceful conflict resolution intervention/program which is primarily designed for school-aged children.
PTSD, Resilience and Religious Orientation among Haiti 2010 Earthquake Survivors
Harvey J. Burnett, Jr., PhD, LP
This study examined the prevalence of PTSD and its relationship between resilience, religious orientation and religious practices; and how gender is associated with these variables among 140 students attending a Christian university in Haiti four months after the January 2010 earthquake.
Trauma, Brain Injury, and Psychological Distress Post-Motor Vehicle Accident
Adam Lynch, MA, Jean N. Ikanga, MA
The role of traumatic brain injury as a moderator in the relationship between exposure to trauma and subsequent psychological distress remains unclear. We examined this relationship in a sample of motor vehicle accident victims using Glasgow Coma Scale scores and findings from neuroimaging.
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: Overview, Successes and Challenges
Christian Burgess, LMSW
SAMHSA’s national Disaster Distress Helpline (call 1-800-985-5990 or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746) provides 24/7/365 crisis counseling and support to people in emotional distress related to any natural or man-made disaster, in order to help them move forward on the path to recovery.
Neuroimaging and GCS: Predict Deficits?
Jean N. Ikanga, MA, Adam Lynch, MA
This study shows that positive neuroimaging and GCS did not predict neuropsychological deficits but education predicted WASI FSIQ; time since injury predicted RAVLT and stroop.
Development of an Instrument for the Selection of Peers for Crisis Interventions
Alice Müller-Leonhardt, Dipl.Paed
The presentation describes two studies concerning the development of a standardized test battery for peer selection: a requirement analysis conducted on a sample of experts (peers) and a prototypic sample of standardized tests.
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
Janet Velenovsky, CPDT-KA, CDBC, ACCBC, Rochelle Goldstein
HOPE Animal-assisted crisis response is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing comfort and support to those impacted by crises and disasters. Specially trained, certified canine teams work with responders to assist in the provision of crisis intervention and disaster response.
The Impact of Personality on Stress Resilience in Firefighter/EMS
Annette Umbarger, MA, LCPC
Personality helps to determine how individuals respond to the world, stress is a result of the interaction of the individual with their environment, this study is attempting to discover if personality in firefighters helps to increase stress resilience and how this may increase overall resilience.
From Reaction to Proaction: Reflecting the Benefits of CISM in Scotland
Roddy H. McNidder, BD, MSc
From Reaction to Proaction: Experiencing the positive economic, as well as psychological, benefits within both the Health and Public Sectors in Scotland.
PTSD Symptoms of Law Enforcement Officers Who are Exposed to Death
Richard T. Janka, Psy.D.
This presentation describes a recent study that examined PTSD symptoms in law enforcement officers who had responded to critical incidents involving death. The study included a national sample of 343 officers from city, county, state, and federal departments.