The Northeast Regional Terrorism and Disaster Coalition (NERTDC) has been coordinated by the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University since 2019. The NERTDC consists of representatives from state and community terrorism and disaster partners throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. The NERTDC is part of The Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience (TDC4) which was first funded through a grant from SAMHSA in 2016. The TDC4 is directed by Dr. Joy Osofsky and Dr. Howard Osofsky of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans and is a part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and led by Dr. Rick Costa. The overarching goal of the NERTDC is to develop a regional coalition of multidisciplinary professionals who are concerned about the impact of violence and trauma in our communities in order to have resources in place to assist in the event of a disaster or critical incident event.
For more information on the TDC4, please visit the website at: https://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/tdc/.
If you’d like to join the Coalition or would like additional information, please contact the Center at 973 655-6685 or email: Dr. Eileen McKeating and Dr. Gerard Costa.