Episode 73 - Lisa R. LaDue, MSW, LCSW
Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Lisa R. LaDue, MSW, LCSW.
A mix of clinical social worker, firefighter, teacher, and mass fatalities subject matter expert, Lisa LaDue brings a unique perspective to social work and disaster response. She is currently employed by a global humanitarian NGO addressing the healthcare needs of communities affected by emergencies and poverty.
Lisa LaDue received her B.A. and M.S.W. degrees from the University of Iowa and is a licensed clinical social worker in Colorado and Texas. She has developed numerous training curricula related to disaster mental health, trauma, and mass fatalities, delivering them around the world to diverse audiences.
Lisa is the owner and director of the National Mass Fatalities Institute, which she co-founded in 2000. She has created the comprehensive curricula for the Institute, provides and delivers it with other trainers throughout the United States. She is an active member of the Victim Information Center Team, a disaster response component of the National Disaster Medical System, deployed to interview and support families directly affected by catastrophic mass casualty and mass fatality incidents.
In her home community, Lisa is a member of the volunteer fire department, responding to structure and wildland fires, medical calls, and motor vehicle accidents in a rural, mountain community.
Lisa is a member of Team Rubicon and has functioned in several leadership roles for multiple disaster response operations since 2014.
Lisa has served in many roles responding to disasters, including:
* September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Coordinator at the Pentagon and the Pentagon Family Assistance Center.
* November 2001, as a Red Cross disaster mental health services on New York’s Staten Island.
* January 2005, in Thailand with a team of trauma specialists using Somatic Experiencing© with traumatized tsunami survivors.
* June 2005, as the co-leader of a team of trauma specialists to Tamil Nadu, India, providing trauma recovery training and services for tsunami survivors .
* August 2005, with Iowa-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (IA1-DMAT) to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi where the team maintained a field hospital for hurricane survivors.
* February 2006, with a Trauma Outreach Team to New Orleans providing training to New Orleans Fire Department peer counselors and others involved in Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.
* July 2008, providing training for providers working directly with survivors of the Sichuan Earthquake.
* Lisa spent 6 months during 4 trips to Nepal following the 2014 Earthquake.
Best of all, Lisa is the mother of Sarah and Ross LaDue, two amazing individuals.
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