Vibrant Disaster Behavioral Health Symposium: The Power of Community and Connection in Disaster Behavioral Health

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 12:00 PM - Friday, 26 May 2023 6:00 PM EDT

3501 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20016, United States

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Virtual Admission Partial Approval - $250.00

Please note, only plenary and keynote sessions in room 2 will be available virtually.

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Student Ticket (includes Admission, Room, and Meals) Partial Approval - $150.00

Proof of student status required upon registration. Uploaded documents will be reviewed to ensure they are adequate. This discounted ticket price includes a private room with a private bathroom (provided by American University), dinner on Wednesday, and three meals on Thursday and Friday. Checkout is on Friday.

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Continuing Education Partial Approval - $35.00

Available in partnership with The Ross Center. After purchasing a CE ticket you will be directed to register with The Ross Center.

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Wednesday, 24 May 2023 12:00 PM - Friday, 26 May 2023 6:00 PM EDT

American University's Constitution Hall, 3501 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20016, United States.


When in instances of natural disasters, mass violence, or crises stemming from chronic, systemic, and foundational issues, it is crucial for us as disaster behavioral health providers, responders, and community members to be intentional in our coordination and connection across sectors and with one another. For Vibrant's 3rd annual disaster behavioral health symposium, we will focus on how intentional partnership lends itself to positive, lasting transformation and resilience for those impacted by disasters and those responding to them.

Vibrant Emotional Health's 2023 Disaster Behavioral Health Symposium will focus on collaboration, teamwork, and connection between and within agencies, sectors, communities, and individuals in the face of disaster. While there is much that is working to pull us apart in moments of crisis, we can be more effective, innovative, and productive in our work if we choose intentional partnership along the way.

Dates: Wednesday, May 24th – Friday, May 26th, 2023

Location: American University's Constitution Hall, 3501 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: View our program on the Symposium website

Registration Check-In: Opens at American University on Wednesday at noon

Welcome Reception: Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM EDT

Team: Led by Vibrant Emotional Health

Session Recordings: Sessions in the main room will be broadcast over Zoom and recorded. Recordings will be sent out to everyone who registered after the event is over. Recorded sessions will be marked on the program.

ASL Deadline: Closed captioning will be available on Zoom and ASL interpreters available in person upon request. To give us time to secure an interpreter, please be sure to register by May 3rd.

Sponsorship: Interested in becoming a symposium sponsor? See our sponsorship opportunities here: and email us!

Accessibility: American Unviversity's buildings are accessible, but if you would like to request specific accomodations you may do so when you register.

Child Care: If you would benefit from child care during the symposium please register by May 3rd.

Affordability: If you have questions about ticket pricing or you are having trouble affording your ticket, please email us at and we will see what we can do to help.


Continuing Education: Continuing Education is being offered on select panels through the Ross Center. The Ross Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ross Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0105. Ross Management Services, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0701.

Cancellation policy

Refunds are limited to symposium fees and do not include any travel, lodging, transportation, or other fees paid independently of symposium registration. No-shows and on-site purchase are non-refundable. All refunds will be remitted by the same method of payment used to register. Cancellation requests should be sent to  


Full Refund: Cancellation must be received by March 31, 2023.


Partial Refund: Cancellations received from April 1, 2023 until May 2, 2023, will receive a 50% refund.


No refunds will be given starting May 3, 2023.

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Vibrant Emotional Health

For over 50 years, Vibrant Emotional Health has been at the forefront of promoting emotional well-being for all people. As leaders, advocates, educators, and innovators in mental health, we have been raising awareness and offering support to everyone who is struggling. We work every single day to help save lives and assist people to get care anytime, anywhere and in any way that works for them. We are unwavering in our belief that everyone can achieve emotional wellness with the right care and support. As part of our work, we administer the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, funded by SAMHSA, which provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in emotional distress across the United States.

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