Register Now: 2023 9th Biennial Trauma Conference

Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute. 9th Biennial Trauma Conference. Addressing Trauma Across the Lifespan. Recovery, Resiliency and Resistance.

Date: Friday, October 20, 2023
Time: 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204

The 9th Biennial Trauma conference sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute provides an opportunity for those who deliver services to trauma survivors to expand their knowledge base and/or enhance their clinical repertoires. Specifically, the conference aims to incorporate the latest research and current trends in the field of trauma and provide techniques for confronting vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress and burn out.  Learn more


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Traumatic Stress Chronicles:

Read the latest edition of our newsletter. In this issue:

  • Meeting the technical, professional, and personal demands of a lasting pandemic
  • The decisions and planning behind our virtual 8th Biennial Trauma Conference 
  • Bonded by mission, we acted fast and with resolve through pandemic uncertainties
  • Pandemic fails to interrupt community support and services from NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore

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Power of Parenting:

COVID-19 Resources:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has created resources to address the behavioral health needs of children, families, and communities impacted by COVID-19.

Addressing Fears and Feelings From Prior Losses

Helping Children Cope With the Impending Death of a Loved One

Mourning the Death of a Loved One

Other Resources:

How to Help Your Child After the Death of a Sibling from Substance Use or Overdose

How to Help Your Child After a Parent or Caregiver Dies


Trauma can have a profound impact on children and their families.

If your child has experienced:

  • Community Violence
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Loss of a Loved One

It can cause unusual behaviors, such as:

  • Anger
  • Nightmares
  • Anxiety
  • Illness
  • Moodiness
  • Inattention
  • Depression
  • Clinginess
  • Distress

No one should have to suffer from the effects of trauma alone.

The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress is here to help your family find answers.

You and your child will benefit from our:

  • Evidence based treatments
  • Expert team of licensed social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, and mental health counselors
  • Extensive research efforts to discover policies and practices that best support children and families

Elizabeth Thompson, former director of the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute, provides tips to help parents detect stresses in their child and describes how the Traumatic Stress Center works with families to overcome trauma.

Help is just a phone call away.

To make an appointment at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress,
please contact our Intake Coordinator at (443) 923-5980 or

Request an Appointment Online

In the event of an emergency, please contact 911 immediately


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