Dr. Anderson established Restorative Community Concepts in 2001. She is working in Singapore as a trainer and consultant with Restorative Community Concepts. She is certified by the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) (USA) as a trainer and crisis responder focusing on the emotional aftermath of trauma. Dr. Anderson has provided training in Singapore, Thailand, India, Indonesia, China, Nepal and Myanmar. Three days a week Suzanne sees counselling clients at the Restorative Community Counselling.
Prior to working in Singapore, Suzanne worked in the United States for over a decade in the areas of community crisis response, crime victim assistance and criminal justice with the US. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime’s Training and Technical Assistance Center, National Criminal Justice Reference, and NOVA.
While Dr. Anderson began her crisis response work in the United States in the early 1990’s, she has been providing crisis response support in Southeast Asia since 2001.
Crisis/disaster response experience includes:
Consultant, International school child protection incident, 2016
Consultant, International school accidental death, Kobe, Japan, 2015
Consultant, International school child protection incident, Singapore, 2015
Crisis Responder, Sabah earthquake, Singapore, June 2015
Crisis Responder, Earthquake, Nepal, June 2015
Crisis Intervener & Consultant, Jakarta International School, Indonesia, February 2015
Team Leader, Jakarta International School, Indonesia, May & September 2014
Debreifer, university students fatalities, Singapore, 2008
Debriefer, Tsunami, Singapore, 2004
Team member, war trauma, Former Yugoslavia, Medjugorie, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1993
Consultant, industrial plant explosion, Near North Insurance Brokerage, Skokie, IL, 1993
Team Manager, industrial plan explosion, FMC Fertilizer Corporation, Sterlington, LA, 1991
Team Manager, tornado, City of Andover, Andover, KS, 1991
Debriefer, plane crash, United Airlines, Washington, DC, 1991
Sample trainings after crises include:
Cyclone & tidal surge, Yangon, Myanmar, 2008
Earthquake, Chengdu & Beijing, China, 2008
Multiple sessions a year of Community Crisis Response Team Training for social service and humanitarian workers in Singapore through the Academy of Human Development, Singapore Centre for Evangelism and Missions, and Restorative Community Concepts, Singapore, 2002 - present
Humanitarian workers from throughout Southeast Asia in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2006
Hilton Hotel workers in Singapore to respond to Hotel emergencies, 2006
Students at the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Indonesia (Yogakarta) responding to earthquake victims, 2006
Church planters in India (Chennai and Nagercoil) to respond to tsunami victims, 2005
Hurricane Andrew, Dade County Publics Schools, Dade County, FL, 1992
Dr. Anderson received her B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University, an M.S.S. (Social Work) from the National University of Singapore, and a Doctor of Professional Studies through the University of Southern Queensland, researching factors related to Meeting the Mental Health & Psychosocial Needs of Sexually Exploited Women in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: A Mixed Methods Study Enhancing the Training Development of Human Trafficking Aftercare Workers.