Wednesday, October 2, 2019

American Red Cross in Greater NY Podcast - Alec Cecil

The American Red Cross in Greater New York Podcast is a collection of short, intimate conversations with everyday heroes who give back and help others suffering from trauma and tragedy. In these episodes, they share personal stories of altruism and compassion. The theme of this first season is "Humanitarians of New York".

Episode 1 - Keep Calm and Be There for Others 

"When you see some of the real tragedies that people go through and how resilient they can be and how they find their way back, and you know there were a little part of helping them do that, it is very rewarding”, Alec Cecil, Pelham, N.Y.

Alec Cecil is a psychologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, working primarily with underserved adolescents and young adults and their families.

He joined the American Red Cross in 2001 after the crash of AA Flight 587 in Queens. As part of his work with the Red Cross, Alec volunteers with the organization's Service to the Armed Forces Program (running Reconnection Workshops), he teaches Psychological First Aid and Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals, and he deploys nationally to provide Disaster Mental Health support following major emergencies like Hurricane Harvey and the Parkland shooting.

Producer: Chi Kong Lui, American Red Cross in Greater NY
Editor: Sue Tran, American Red Cross in Greater NY
Hosts: Michael de Vulpillieres and Abigail Adams, American Red Cross in Greater NY

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