Trauma Training Academy Staff

Betsy Offermann, LCSW-C, Co-Director of the Trauma Training Academy, received her bachelor's degree in social work in 1984 and her master's degree in 1985 from the University of Maryland. In 1988, she completed a post-master's certificate in marital and family therapy. She has more than 23 years of experience providing treatment services to sexually abused children and their families. The SMART Model (Safety, Mentoring, Advocacy, Recovery, and Treatment) was developed by Offermann to address problematic sexual behavior in young children who have experienced sexual abuse. Offermann also helped to develop a video that is now used state-wide to train child care workers, investigators, mental health providers and parents on the impact of sexual abuse. She has given presentations about her work locally and nationally, and served as co-chair of the 2006 Governor's Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Offermann has trained staff, mentors, investigators and child welfare workers to improve understanding of the impact of trauma and effective treatment strategies.

Contact Information:
Betsy Offermann, LCSW-C
The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 East Fairmount Ave.
Second Floor
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-5907
Fax: (443) 823-5906
Email: Offermann@kennedykrieger.org

Danielle Gregg, MA, Co-Director of the Trauma Training Academy (TTA), Project Manager of the Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Driven by the desire to not have a child's creativity stifled by unexpected challenges in life, Gregg has been working with children with special needs and their families for more than 15 years. She currently shares responsibility for the management and implementation of training services offered by the TTA, and is also responsible for the coordination and monitoring of all SAMHSA grant related programs, activities and projects. Previously, Gregg was the coordinator for the Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) training program -- a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded program to promote professional development, research, education and training for racial and ethnic minority graduate students who are interested in pursuing research experiences in the field of public health -- and was a manager on the Neurobehavioral Behavior Unit, working with children with severe behavior and/or developmental disorders and developing programs designed to train others to implement engagement sessions that addressed overcoming adversity by promoting effective coping through play, preparation, education and self-expression activities. She received her master's degree in non-profit management from the College of Notre Dame, and her undergraduate degree from Morgan State University.

Contact Information:
Danielle Gregg, MA
The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute
2901 East Biddle St.
Second Floor
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: (443) 923-5972
Fax: (443) 823-5906
Email: worthyd@kennedykrieger.org