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Are you prepared for when disaster strikes?

DCTEMSblogv2Anna Maria College is proud to announce the college is hosting the Disaster Medicine Institute, non-credit bearing certificate program in Disaster and Counter-Terrorism Emergency Medical Service, (DC-TEMS). The goal of the program is to strengthen organizational, local, regional and national capacity to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to disasters and complex emergencies, as well as asymmetric, multimodality terrorist events.  

The certificate program is a three hour, one evening a week, Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., for eight consecutive weeks.

Program topics include Prehospital Disaster Medicine:

  • Principles
  • Preparedness
  • Field Operations
  • High-Threat Terrorist Event Response 


You can learn more and register now, here.

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Sharing the Power of Music Therapy Across the Globe

Sichuan Conservatory seminar music therapy studentsDuring the month of December, Dr. Lisa Summer traveled to China to share her expertise on Music Therapy with college students.

On December 5th, Dr. Summer gave a one day seminar, Introduction to Music & Imagery at the Music Therapy Program at Sichuan Conservatory of Music. There were 50 undergraduate music therapy students and six music therapy and social work faculty members in attendance.

On December 9-11, she conducted a 3-day seminar, Self-Care with Music. Participants included 18 psychologists and physicians who work in healthcare settings in the community, especially in medical hospitals in the capital city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province and the Director of Music Therapy at Sichuan Conservatory of Music.

After the trip, The Director of Music Therapy at Sichuan Conservatory of Music invited Dr. Summer to return next year to continue to contribute to the development of music therapy in Sichuan Province.

Later in December, Dr. Summer was in residence at the Beijing Music Wellness Center to lead several Music & Imagery trainings including:

  • 3-day seminar, Self-Care with Music, for psychologists and music therapists
  • 5-day Level II Re-Educative Music & Imagery Seminar
  • Supervision for Level III Guided Imagery and Music trainees
  • 4-day Level III Guided Imagery and Music Seminar

To learn more about Dr. Summer, read her faculty profile here

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Anna Maria's Homeland Security Degree Named in the Top 25 Best in the Nation

Top25HomelandSecAnna Maria College is proud to be named one of "The 25 Best Online Master in Homeland Security Degree Programs" by 

National security is of great importance to the preservation and growth of the United States and its territories. To succeed, professionals must be well educated on ethical and social issues of security, liberty, risk assessment and vulnerability, motivation, multiagency cooperation, intelligence cycles, victimization and fear, resource and technology management, as well as, media and mass communication. Our program informs students through the various processes and resources available while developing best practices, programs, and policies in response. Professionals must also understand the role the United States plays in connection to ally and other forces in the world. Our program exposes students to the United States' systemic answer to domestic and international threats.

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Anna Maria College, Massachusetts State Police and Worcester District Attorney's Office Host Child Trafficking Conference

MollyBishCenterHeroOn Wednesday, December 7, the Anna Maria College Molly Bish Center, Massachusetts State Police and the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office hosted a Child Sex Trafficking Conference. The purpose of the conference was to provide essential training in the recognition, identification, investigation and prosecution of child sex trafficking cases. With new human trafficking laws in effect, this training sought to provide law enforcement and district attorneys with the tools to recognize and engage suspects and victims participating in these activities. The front-line responders in law enforcement need to be sensitized to the scope of the problem, as well as, how to handle the intricacies of these cases and the specific players.

The Molly Bish Center for the Protection of Children and the Elderly is dedicated to protecting our most vulnerable citizens. One of the center’s goals is to provide training to law enforcement in best practices and the topic of child sex trafficking is a growing social justice issue. Anna Maria College’s commitment to education and social justice made this a natural fit for the college to sponsor this conference along with the Massachusetts State Police and the Worcester District Attorney’s Office under the direction of Joseph Early, Esq. This training is part of an ongoing educational initiative under public safety to increase awareness and training on this timely topic. 

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What's Your Financial Relationship Status?

What's Your Financial Relationship Status?
Managing your money can seem complicated—but it doesn't have to be. Build a successful relationship with your finances by knowing just a few things about budgeting, credit, and more. Click to see the infographic.


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