J5964

Congratulating Andrew Zibro upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Andrew Zibro upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors, on June 18, 2014

WHEREAS, Andrew Zibro, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; the
Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014,
at the Bay-Ridge Fire Station, Queensbury, New York; and
WHEREAS, Andrew Zibro, the son of Gary and Carol Zibro, is a member of
Boy Scouts of America Troop 13, Bay Ridge Fire Department; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, Andrew Zibro's perseverance in rising through the ranks to
Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult
tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully
equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Andrew Zibro on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Andrew Zibro.

J5963

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim July 18, 2014, as Nelson Mandela Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim July 18, 2014, as Nelson Mandela Day in the State of New York,
in conjunction with the observance of Nelson Mandela International Day

WHEREAS, Mandela Day is a global initiative proposed by 46664 and the
Nelson Mandela Foundation as a day to honor and celebrate former South
African President Nelson Mandela and his legacy; and
WHEREAS, Mandela Day held on Nelson Mandela's birthday, July 18th,
will be an opportunity for people around the world to take some time to
make a contribution to the world around them; and
WHEREAS, The hope is that Mandela Day will serve as a global call to
action for people to realize their individual power to make a differ-
ence, and to make an imprint; and
WHEREAS, To mark this day, a series of events will be held around the
world to honor this great man who not only helped to topple the oppres-
sive apartheid regime in South Africa, but helped to lead the world in
speaking out about the HIV/AIDS pandemic and how we must all act to stop
the spread of this disease; and
WHEREAS, New York City will be the center of this year's celebrations
with a series of events featuring 46664 music, film and entertainment
ambassadors; and
WHEREAS, Such a day can serve to bring people together from around the
world to fight poverty and promote peace and reconciliation; this initi-
ative is supported by people from all circles around the world to use
this day as an opportunity for community work; and
WHEREAS, Nelson Mandela was born at Qunu, near Umtata on July 18,
1918; his father was chief councillor to Thembuland's acting chief,
David Dalindyebo; when his father died, Mandela was groomed for becoming
chief of his local tribe; however, he would never be able to make this
commitment; and
WHEREAS, While at University, Nelson Mandela became increasingly aware
of the unjust nature of South African Society; the majority of Black
South Africans had little opportunities either economic or political;
much to the disappointment of his family, Mandela became involved in
politics, and along with his good friend and comrade, Oliver Tambo, was
expelled from Fort Hare for organizing a student strike; and
WHEREAS, However, Nelson Mandela was able to finish his degree and
qualified as a lawyer; in 1952, Nelson and Oliver opened the first Black
law firm in South Africa; the Transvaal Law Society tried to have it
closed down, but was blocked by the South African Supreme Court; and
WHEREAS, In 1944, Nelson Mandela helped found the ANC Youth League,
whose Programme of Action was adopted by the ANC in 1949; he was instru-
mental in pushing the ANC into more direct action such as the 1952 Defi-
ance Campaign and later acts of sabotage; and
WHEREAS, By the late 1950s, the South African state had become
increasingly repressive, making it more difficult for the ANC to oper-
ate; Nelson Mandela had to resign from the ANC and work underground;
from 1956-1961, there was an extremely lengthy "Treason Trial" in which
Nelson Mandela and several others were charged with treason; conducting
their own defense, they eventually proved to be victorious; and
WHEREAS, Nelson Mandela noted in his autobiography the judiciary were
one of the least repressive parts of the South African state and in
theory, sought to follow the rule of law; and
WHEREAS, However, in 1960, the Sharpeville Massacre of 63 Black South
Africans changed the whole political climate; South Africa was increas-
ingly isolated on the international scene and the government banned the

ANC; this led Nelson Mandela to advocate armed struggle through the
Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK); and
WHEREAS, By 1962, Nelson Mandela had been arrested and sentenced to
life imprisonment in the notorious Robben Island Prison; life at the
prison was tough and uncompromising; in his autobiography he reveals how
he sought to make the best use of his time there; he helped to keep
other men's spirits high and never compromised his political principles
when offered early release; toward the end of his prison term his treat-
ment improved as the South African establishment increasingly looked to
negotiation, in the face of international isolation; and
WHEREAS, Although negotiations were painfully slow and difficult, they
eventually led to Nelson Mandela's release in 1990; it was an emotional
moment watched by millions around the globe; and
WHEREAS, The next four years were also difficult as South African
society suffered inter-cultural violence between ANC and Inkarta
supporters, in addition to slow progress on a new constitution; and
WHEREAS, On May 10, 1994, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first
democratically elected State President of South Africa and was President
until June of 1999; as President, Mandela presided over the transition
from minority rule and apartheid; his advocacy of reconciliation led to
international acclaim and importantly the trust of the White African
population; despite the initial euphoria of winning the election, the
ANC faced a difficult challenge to improve the lives of the black popu-
lation; this was made more difficult by the HIV epidemic, which contin-
ues to cause grave problems; Nelson Mandela lost his eldest son to this
disease and he persevered campaigning on this issue; and
WHEREAS, After retiring from office, Nelson Mandela continued to be an
international figure of great stature; he was one of the few politicians
who acted beyond a political role; he is widely admired and received
many prestigious awards; the name Nelson Mandela is also associated with
many educational programs and initiatives such as Make Poverty History
Campaign; and
WHEREAS, In 1993, Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
jointly with F.W. De Klerk; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim July 18, 2014, as
Nelson Mandela Day in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

J5961

Commending Brooklyn Academy of Music upon the occasion of hosting the 2014 DanceAfrica Festival

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Brooklyn Academy of Music upon the
occasion of hosting the 2014 DanceAfrica Festival on May 17-26, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
those events which serve to enhance the cultural enrichment of the State
of New York and preserve the heritage of African Americans; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Brooklyn Academy of Music upon the occasion of hosting the 2014
DanceAfrica Festival, which was celebrated on May 17-26, 2014, in Brook-
lyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a multi-faceted arts
center committed to serving the Brooklyn community; for over 150 years,
it has provided world-class programming in theater, dance, music, opera,
and film, while showcasing the work of emerging artists and innovative
modern masters; and
WHEREAS, Now in its 37th year, DanceAfrica is the nation's largest
festival dedicated to the various traditions of African dance; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed cultural event brings together performance,
art, film, and an array of community events for an exhilarating cele-
bration of the unique contributions of Africa and the African diaspora;
and
WHEREAS, This year, DanceAfrica proudly shines the spotlight on Mada-
gascar-based music and dance troupe Bakomanga, which is making its Amer-
ican debut; and
WHEREAS, Led by Malagasy music star Mariette Rasoarinala, Bakomanga
embraces a rich variety of indigenous cultural forms, using jubilant
drum and accordion-driven music and movement to honor its ancestors,
usher in the harvest, and preserve tradition; and
WHEREAS, The DanceAfrica Arts Festival is a cherished event which
provides a uniquely warm and safe environment in which to enjoy the
music, dance, arts, crafts, flavors, colors, laughter and love of the
African Diaspora with family and visitors from across the globe; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Brooklyn Academy of Music upon the occasion of hosting the
2014 DanceAfrica Festival; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Brooklyn Academy of Music.

J5960

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2014 as Aphasia Awareness Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim June 2014 as Aphasia Awareness Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
months that are set aside to increase awareness of serious issues that
affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to memorial-
ize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2014 as Aphasia Awareness
Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with National Aphasia
Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS, Aphasia is an impairment of language affecting the production
or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write; it is
always due to injury to the brain, most commonly from a stroke, partic-
ularly in older individuals; brain injuries resulting in aphasia may
also arise from head trauma, brain tumors, or infections; and
WHEREAS, A spectrum disorder, Aphasia can be so severe as to make
communication with an individual almost impossible, or it can be very
mild; it may affect mainly a single aspect of language use, such as the
ability to retrieve the names of objects, the ability to put words
together into sentences, or the ability to read; and
WHEREAS, More commonly in Aphasia, however, multiple aspects of commu-
nication are impaired, while some channels remain accessible for a
limited exchange of information; it is the job of the professional to
determine the amount of function available in each of the channels for
the comprehension of language, and to assess the possibility that treat-
ment might enhance the use of the channels that are available; and
WHEREAS, Over a century of experience with the study of Aphasia it has
become evident that particular components of language may be particular-
ly damaged in some individuals; we have also learned to recognize
different types or patterns of Aphasia which correspond to the location
of the brain injury in the individual case; and
WHEREAS, Global Aphasia is the most severe form of Aphasia, and is
applied to individuals who can produce few recognizable words and under-
stand little or no spoken language; persons with Global Aphasia can
neither read nor write, and it may often be seen immediately after
having suffered from a stroke; with greater brain damage, severe and
lasting disability may result; and
WHEREAS, Broca's Aphasia, also referred to as non-fluent Aphasia, is a
form of Aphasia in which speech output is severely reduced and limited
mainly to short utterances of less than four words; vocabulary access is
limited and the formation of sounds by persons with Broca's Aphasia is
often laborious and clumsy; Broca's Aphasia is often referred to as a
non-fluent Aphasia because of the halting and effortful quality of
speech; and
WHEREAS, Mixed non-fluent Aphasia is applied to individuals who have
sparse and effortful speech, resembling severe Broca's Aphasia; however,
unlike persons with Broca's Aphasia, they remain limited in their
comprehension of speech and do not read or write beyond an elementary
level; and
WHEREAS, In Wernicke's Aphasia, or fluent Aphasia, the ability to
grasp the meaning of spoken words is chiefly impaired, while the ease of
producing connected speech is not much affected; reading and writing are
often severely impaired; and
WHEREAS, Anomic Aphasia is applied to persons who are left with a
persistent inability to supply the words for the very things they want
to talk about, particularly the significant nouns and verbs; subsequent-

ly, speech, while fluent in grammatical form and output, is full of
vague circumlocutions and expressions of frustration; and
WHEREAS, In addition to the foregoing syndromes that are seen repeat-
edly by speech clinicians, there are many other possible combinations of
deficits that do not exactly fit into these aforementioned categories;
and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, some of the components of a Complex Aphasia
Syndrome may also occur in isolation; this may also be the case for
disorders of reading (alexia) or disorders affecting both reading and
writing (alexia and agraphia), following a stroke; severe impairments of
calculation often accompany Aphasia, yet in some instances patients
retain excellent calculation in spite of the loss of language; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this serious health issue, and more must be done to increase activity at
the local, State and National levels; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2014 as Aphasia
Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with National
Aphasia Awareness Month; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

J5959

Commending The Reverend Delroy Murdock upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending The Reverend Delroy Murdock upon the
occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service to
be celebrated June 22, 2014

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State is nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit their energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recog-
nition and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish themselves
and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preeminence of
service; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend The Reverend
Delroy Murdock upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of
distinguished service to be observed at a Celebratory service held in
his honor on Sunday, June 22, 2014, at St. Paul's United Methodist
Church, Brooklyn, New York, followed by a Reception; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Delroy Murdock has brought to his ministry an over-
whelming spirit of charity and compassion, acting from vision and
enlightenment in conducting his administrative and spiritual duties,
while always displaying the highest standards of personal and profes-
sional integrity and dedication; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God has always given enlightenment,
guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and has adminis-
tered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of
all; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is
appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend that indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Reverend Delroy Murdock upon the occasion of his retirement
after many years of distinguished service, noting his unremitting and
compassionate faith and his exemplary service to God, man, and his
community, and extending to him the heartfelt best wishes of this Legis-
lative Body for a future of purposeful success and well-being; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Reverend Delroy Murdock.

J5958

Commending the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Family Health Care Center at Uniondale upon the occasion of its Open Hou...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medi-
cine and the Family Health Care Center at Uniondale upon the occasion of
its Open House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, May 30, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality of life in the communities across this great State of New York
is enriched by the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions of distinction whose singular purpose is the care and welfare of
others; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Family Health Care
Center at Uniondale upon the occasion of its Open House Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony which was held Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Family Health Care
Center at Uniondale in Uniondale, New York; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of this auspicious event, this Legislative
Body is pleased to pay just tribute to Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Dean,
NYIT of Osteopathic Medicine; Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O., Vice President,
NYIT of Osteopathic Medicine; Ron Manning, Associate Dean of Clinical
Services and Facilities, NYIT and Dr. Leonard Benedict and staff; and
WHEREAS, During the Open House Ribbon Cutting Gala, the Family Health
Care Center at Uniondale celebrated its tremendous success and featured
presentations by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine leaders, local and
state elected officials, and a range of esteemed guests affiliated with
this community; and
WHEREAS, The mission of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and
the Family Health Care Center at Uniondale is to provide breast health
services, family medicine, gynecology and osteopathic manipulation; and
WHEREAS, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine is expanding its commu-
nity clinical care services with the opening of a healthcare center in
Uniondale; the new center, which opened in October 2013, is the former
practice location of Dr. L. Ade Benedict, a gynecology practice, who is
an Associate Professor and Chair of the NYIT's Division of
Obstetrics/Gynecology with the Department of Medicine; and
WHEREAS, Our community health centers serve the vital purpose of
providing for the healthcare needs of our citizens through excellence in
the delivery of medical services; and
WHEREAS, The NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Family
Health Care Center at Uniondale, and its expert staff, has had a long
and sustained commitment to the health and welfare of its unique and
diverse community and therefore merits the highest commendation of this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend the
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Family Health Care Center
at Uniondale upon the occasion of its Open House Ribbon Cutting Ceremo-
ny, May 30, 2014; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Leonard Ade Benedict, the NYIT College of Osteopathic
Medicine, and the Family Health Care Center at Uniondale.

J5957

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Sahar Khoshakhlagh upon the occasion
of her designation for special recognition by the Institute for Communi-
ty Living on June 6, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
efforts of those professionals who provide vital behavioral health
services to individuals and families and, in so doing, enhance the
health and welfare of the entire State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Sahar Khoshakhlagh upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by the Institute for Community Living, to be celebrated on
Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Trauma Informed Care Takes Root at ICL
Celebration, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1986, the Institute for Community Living, Inc.
(ICL) is a not-for-profit corporation that assists individuals and fami-
lies affected by, or at risk for, mental illness or developmental disa-
bilities by providing integrated comprehensive services and support
designed to facilitate their recovery, improve their quality of life,
and foster their participation in community living; and
WHEREAS, With more than 100 programs, the Institute for Community
Living provides evidence-based, best practice innovative treatments,
rehabilitation programs, and support services to more than 10,000
adults, children and families in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx
and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, Sahar Khoshakhlagh is being recognized for her exemplary
efforts to implement trauma-informed care practices as a Network Leader
in ICL's Agency Practice Expertise Network (APEX) Learning Collabora-
tive; and
WHEREAS, Through APEX, ICL aims to change the way trauma is viewed by
ending isolation, exposing misconceptions, and working collaboratively
to develop strategies that enable individuals to live productive and
healthy lives in their communities; and
WHEREAS, In her dedication to promoting the principles of trauma-in-
formed care, as well as her outstanding leadership in APEX, Sahar Khos-
hakhlagh has demonstrated her commitment to social justice and has set
an example for all behavioral health providers in New York City and the
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Individuals who bring greater awareness to mental health
issues, and who aid people with mental illnesses in their quest for
dignity and independence, merit the recognition and appreciation of all
the citizens of the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Sahar Khoshakhlagh upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the Institute for Community Living; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sahar Khoshakhlagh.

J5956

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Rachelle Delice upon the occasion of
her designation for special recognition by the Institute for Community
Living on June 6, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
efforts of those professionals who provide vital behavioral health
services to individuals and families and, in so doing, enhance the
health and welfare of the entire State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Rachelle Delice upon the occasion of her designation for special recog-
nition by the Institute for Community Living, to be celebrated on
Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Trauma Informed Care Takes Root at ICL
Celebration, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn New York; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1986, the Institute for Community Living, Inc.
(ICL) is a not-for-profit corporation that assists individuals and fami-
lies affected by, or at risk for, mental illness or developmental disa-
bilities by providing integrated comprehensive services and support
designed to facilitate their recovery, improve their quality of life,
and foster their participation in community living; and
WHEREAS, With more than 100 programs, the Institute for Community
Living provides evidence-based, best practice innovative treatments,
rehabilitation programs, and support services to more than 10,000
adults, children and families in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx
and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, Rachelle Delice is being recognized for her exemplary efforts
to implement trauma-informed care practices as a Network Leader in ICL's
Agency Practice Expertise Network (APEX) Learning Collaborative; and
WHEREAS, Through APEX, ICL aims to change the way trauma is viewed by
ending isolation, exposing misconceptions, and working collaboratively
to develop strategies that enable individuals to live productive and
healthy lives in their communities; and
WHEREAS, In her dedication to promoting the principles of trauma-in-
formed care, as well as her outstanding leadership in APEX, Rachelle
Delice has demonstrated her commitment to social justice and has set an
example for all behavioral health providers in New York City and the
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Individuals who bring greater awareness to mental health
issues, and who aid people with mental illnesses in their quest for
dignity and independence, merit the recognition and appreciation of all
the citizens of the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Rachelle Delice upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by the Institute for Community Living; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rachelle Delice.

J5955

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Maria Rios upon the occasion of her
designation for special recognition by the Institute for Community
Living on June 6, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
efforts of those professionals who provide vital behavioral health
services to individuals and families and, in so doing, enhance the
health and welfare of the entire State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Maria Rios upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition
by the Institute for Community Living, to be celebrated on Friday, June
6, 2014, at the Trauma Informed Care Takes Root at ICL Celebration,
Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1986, the Institute for Community Living, Inc.
(ICL) is a not-for-profit corporation that assists individuals and fami-
lies affected by, or at risk for, mental illness or developmental disa-
bilities by providing integrated comprehensive services and support
designed to facilitate their recovery, improve their quality of life,
and foster their participation in community living; and
WHEREAS, With more than 100 programs, the Institute for Community
Living provides evidence-based, best practice innovative treatments,
rehabilitation programs, and support services to more than 10,000
adults, children and families in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx
and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, Maria Rios is being recognized for her exemplary efforts to
implement trauma-informed care practices as a Network Leader in ICL's
Agency Practice Expertise Network (APEX) Learning Collaborative; and
WHEREAS, Through APEX, ICL aims to change the way trauma is viewed by
ending isolation, exposing misconceptions, and working collaboratively
to develop strategies that enable individuals to live productive and
healthy lives in their communities; and
WHEREAS, In her dedication to promoting the principles of trauma-in-
formed care, as well as her outstanding leadership in APEX, Maria Rios
has demonstrated her commitment to social justice and has set an example
for all behavioral health providers in New York City and the State of
New York; and
WHEREAS, Individuals who bring greater awareness to mental health
issues, and who aid people with mental illnesses in their quest for
dignity and independence, merit the recognition and appreciation of all
the citizens of the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Maria Rios upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by the Institute for Community Living; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Maria Rios.

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  • 17 / Jun / 2014
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  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Courtney Policano upon the occasion of
her designation for special recognition by the Institute for Community
Living on June 6, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
efforts of those professionals who provide vital behavioral health
services to individuals and families and, in so doing, enhance the
health and welfare of the entire State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Courtney Policano upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by the Institute for Community Living, to be celebrated on
Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Trauma Informed Care Takes Root at ICL
Celebration, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1986, the Institute for Community Living, Inc.
(ICL) is a not-for-profit corporation that assists individuals and fami-
lies affected by, or at risk for, mental illness or developmental disa-
bilities by providing integrated comprehensive services and support
designed to facilitate their recovery, improve their quality of life,
and foster their participation in community living; and
WHEREAS, With more than 100 programs, the Institute for Community
Living provides evidence-based, best practice innovative treatments,
rehabilitation programs, and support services to more than 10,000
adults, children and families in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx
and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, Courtney Policano is being recognized for her exemplary
efforts to implement trauma-informed care practices as a Network Leader
in ICL's Agency Practice Expertise Network (APEX) Learning Collabora-
tive; and
WHEREAS, Through APEX, ICL aims to change the way trauma is viewed by
ending isolation, exposing misconceptions, and working collaboratively
to develop strategies that enable individuals to live productive and
healthy lives in their communities; and
WHEREAS, In her dedication to promoting the principles of trauma-in-
formed care, as well as her outstanding leadership in APEX, Courtney
Policano has demonstrated her commitment to social justice and has set
an example for all behavioral health providers in New York City and the
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Individuals who bring greater awareness to mental health
issues, and who aid people with mental illnesses in their quest for
dignity and independence, merit the recognition and appreciation of all
the citizens of the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Courtney Policano upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the Institute for Community Living; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Courtney Policano.

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