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Earthquakes Relief in Italy

Join Us Virtually
MONDAY, August 24 | 6:00 P.M. EST
NIAF Relief Efforts -- Post-Earthquake Norcia
with Dr. Richard Mollica

On August 24th and October 30th in 2016, two devastating earthquakes struck Central Italy killing 297 Italian villagers, dislocating tens of thousands, and destroying areas of Norcia's ancient village. NIAF raised $450,000 through its Earthquake Relief Fund and partnered with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) and the Italian National Trauma Center (INTC) to build a new multi-purpose community center in Norcia and to provide on-going training, mentoring, and support to the local medical community. Join Dr. Richard Mollica'sdiscussion to learn more about what the HPRT and the INTC have done in Norcia for those impacted by the disaster. Following Dr. Mollica's discussion, there will be a brief Q&A session. Registration is free.


Dr. Richard Mollica is the Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Counseling Psychology and Global Mental Health program at William James College. In 1981, Dr. Mollica co-founded the Indochinese Psychiatry Clinic (IPC). Over the past two decades HPRT and IPC have pioneered the mental health care of survivors of mass violence and torture. HPRT/IPC's clinical model has been replicated throughout the world. He and his team have cared for over 10,000 survivors of extreme violence worldwide. Through his research, clinical work and trainings he is recognized as a leader in the treatment and rehabilitation of traumatized people and their communities.

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