Promoting Resilience in the Wake of Local Disasters

Thursday, January 18, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Free Event

As one response to help the reeling Santa Barbara community after the Thomas Fire and subsequent floods and slides in Montecito, several mental health professionals have put together the program “Promoting Resilience in the Wake of Local Disasters.” This event, which is free and open to the public, will happen on Thursday, January 18 at 7 pm at the New Vic Theatre, 33 W. Victoria St. The evening will attempt to answer questions such as: How can we anticipate and respond to our own and others’ distress? How do we move forward from vicarious trauma toward coping? How can we promote resilience after tragedy?

Experts in disaster mental health will offer guidance to help our community heal. Presenters include Dr. Erika Felix and Dr. Shane Jimerson from the Gevirtz School’s Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology. The evening will be moderated by Dr. Tania Israel from UCSB.