Provides Trauma Support During Student Death on a Program Abroad
Submitted by: ClearCause Foundation
Posted: Feb 21, 2013 – 08:51 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 21 /CSRwire/ - ClearCause Foundation today announced its newest advisor, Noëlle Ghnassia Damon, LCSW-R, DNCCM. Ms. Damon is a psychotherapist in private practice, as well as a Diplomate of the National Center for Crisis Management in collaboration with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
“Families who reach out to ClearCause when their child is hurt or killed on a program abroad are wounded by harsh reality,” said Sheryl Hill, ClearCause Executive Director. “As the mother of Zoe, who died on a study abroad program in Costa Rica, Noelle knows this harsh reality first hand. As a therapist with decades of experience in trauma recovery, she is the ideal advisor for our ClearCause.”
Nöelle Damon is currently Clinical Supervisor for the New York City Trauma Recovery Network for EMDR HAP (Humanitarian Assistance Program) assisting communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, helps individuals who suffer post-traumatic stress.
In honor of her daughter, Zoe, and all the children and families who have suffered similar tragedies, Noelle offers her years of experience in the field of traumatology to provide guidance and assistance to the mission of ClearCause.
About ClearCause Foundation
ClearCause Foundation (CCF) is a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization founded in June, 2011 to keep America’s youth and student safe on programs abroad in $17 billion plus federally unregulated industry. Visit CCF at www.clearcausefoundation.org, www.facebook.com/clearcause, www.twitter.com/clearcause and www.youtube.com/clearcausefoundation.