James Perry, Ph.D.

Director of Family Empowerment Services

James Perry, Ph.D. - Director of Family Empowerment Services at New Opportunities Inc.Dr. Perry is an alumni of the Harvard Program of Refugee Trauma, (HPRT) at the Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) with support of Istituto Superiore di Sanita (ISS-Italian Ministry of Health) in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery 2008. Since his participation in HPRT, he became a member of a global partnership, working with the CoMission Against Diseases of Poverty which has implementing several international economic, medical, agricultural and mental health initiatives.

Dr. Perry met with leaders from Rwanda, planning the development of a faith-based approach of addressing trauma and economic development for the survivor of the genocide. He was the Care Coordinator for TraumAid in Australia, an international non-profit organization that seeks to empower traumatized communities globally.

Dr. Perry's paper was accepted for presentation on "Foster Parent Attunement" by the International Foster Care Organization at the World Conference 2013 in Osaka, Japan. In 2019 Dr. Perry’s paper was accepted by Harvard University’s Alumni Global Mental Health Masterclass in Italy: “The Art and Science of Trauma-Informed Clinical Care and Reflective Practice”.

Dr. Perry is a long–time member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Dr. Perry has served as the Clinical Director of Community-Based Services for Youth and Family Services, Inc. in Emporia, Virginia. Dr. Perry is currently the Division Director of Family Empowerment Services and past Director of Family Development Services at New Opportunities, Inc. Waterbury, CT.

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