Kathy Abram, MA
Critical Incident Stress Consultants
Kathy Abram, MA is an associate with Critical Incident Stress Consultants, Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is also an internal affairs investigator for the State of Minnesota and Adjunct Faculty, Dakota County Technical College. Kathy retired with the rank of Sergeant from Dakota County Sheriff’s Department and is a member of The Metro CISM Team.
Dissecting CISM: Providing Information for Recovery in Group Interventions
Afternoon Concurrent Workshop “D9”, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Chadia N. Abras, PhD
Program Director of Distance Education / Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Abras is the Program Director of Distance Education at Johns Hopkins University, School of Education. Her expertise is in online learning communities, guidelines for success in e-learning communities, and educational technology. She has conducted research on heuristics of success for online communities and distance learning best practices. She also is the author of book chapters on online communities, distance learning, and user-centered designs. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Creating Reusable Learning Objects for Just-In-Time Training
Afternoon Concurrent Workshop “D8”, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Sergeant Troy S. Anderson
State Coordinator, STOPS Program
Connecticut State Police
SGT Anderson started his career in law enforcement 25 years ago with the U.S. Army Military Police and continued his work in law enforcement later in corrections and then as a municipal police officer. SGT Anderson is entering his 20th year with the Connecticut State Police and is the State Coordinator for the STOPS (State Troopers Offering Peer Support) Program. He manages several programs including the department’s two CISM teams, the STOPS Contact peer support team, Military Support Program, Family Support Initiative and CIT.
Confronting the Unimaginable: CISM Lessons Learned in the Wake of the Newtown Tragedy
Plenary Session “SA2”, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 8:00am – 8:40am
Professor Paul J. Antonellis, Jr., MA
Southern New Hampshire University
Exeter, New Hampshire
Paul Antonellis has over 20 years of fire/EMS experience, holding various positions including Chief of Department. Antonellis is on the faculty for three colleges teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs. He has lectured to emergency service providers nationally and internationally. Paul is a candidate in the Doctor of Education program. As a member of the ICISF faculty, he teaches several programs including “Line-of-Duty Death: Preparing the Best for the Worst” which he co-developed.
Forced Retirement: Gone but Not Forgotten
Afternoon Concurrent Workshop “D6”, Saturday, February 23, 2013, 4:00pm – 5:30pm