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Communal Trauma
Communal Trauma

Fri, Feb 03


Coral Springs Fire Administration

Communal Trauma

A Journey of Hope and Healing: Anniversary Reactions & Traumatic Grief

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Time & Location

Feb 03, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Coral Springs Fire Administration , 4150 NW 120th Ave, Coral Springs, FL 33065, USA


About the Event

When a school shooting occurs, the entire community and beyond are impacted. Communal Trauma places a complex, demanding burden on community therapists requiring specialized education, consultation and support. This workshop will focus on the specific nuances of Communal Trauma and sequelae of anniversary reactions, traumatic grief and loss.

About the presenter:

Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of trauma and holds Diplomat status as a clinical mental health specialist in Trauma Counseling.

Deb is nationally known as a stress and trauma expert, having worked with survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as well as those impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Ms. Del Vecchio-Scully was a Clinical Recovery Leader and Trauma Specialist of the Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team and was embedded in the Sandy Hook Elementary School as a staff support clinician for two years.

She has supported other communities following mass shootings including Parkland, FL (Stoneman Douglas High School) and Oxford., MI (Oxford High School).

She an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Deb provides counseling (including EMDR) and neurofeedback at the Center for NeuroPotential in Branford, CT.  In addition, she is active in training clinicians throughout the world.


By the end of the event, attendees will be able to better understand:

  • Communal Trauma & Traumatic Grief
  • Anniversary Reactions.
  • Selecting appropriate, evidenced based treatment interventions for Communal Trauma, Anniversary Reactions & Traumatic Grief.
  • Existential trauma and grief, moral injury, and the confounding factors to healing.

Lunch & CEU's for Psychologists, LMHC, LMFT & LCSW's included in the registration fee


Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Administration

4150 NW 120 Avenue

Coral Springs, FL 33065

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Fire Academy

4180 NW 120th Ave.

Coral Springs, FL 33065


  • Registration Fee

    Lunch, CEU's included in the registration

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