The NS-LIJ COAST Project: Creating Optimism After Sandy Trauma in Far Rockaway, New York


  • Helena Roderick, PhD, Northwell Health-SBHA, Brooklyn, New York
  • MaryAnn DeSilva, LCSW-R, Northwell Health-SBHC, Far Rockaway, New York

Before SuperStorm Sandy, Far Rockaway, NY faced significant disparities, and the community was severely tested by the storm. The NS-LIJ Creating Optimism After Sandy Trauma (COAST) Project provided services for storm victims. The project used 3 tiers: tier 1 involved youth development; tier 2 educated families and school staff; tier 3 utilized evidence-based practices for assessing and treating youth. All 3 tiers will be presented, and a special youth created video will be shared.

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