The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress - Training Academy is dedicated to improving the quality of services provided to children and families who have experienced trauma by educating and training mental health and helping professionals in the Baltimore metropolitan area and across the nation on the developmental and behavioral consequences of trauma, evidence-based treatments and trauma-informed treatment approaches.

9th Biennial Trauma Conference:

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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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Our Training Goals:

The Training Academy believes that one of the most effective ways to help a child who has suffered a trauma exposure is to enhance professionals' proficiency and improve their capacity to work more competently with that child and his/her family. Since 1987, the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress has been a training ground for mental health professionals and trainees, maintaining a reputation for providing "state-of-the-art" learning experiences. Subsequent to joining the NCTSN, the Traumatic Stress Center launched the Training Academy and Consultation Services and to-date has trained over 5,000 professionals, organizations and community partners on best practices and childhood traumatic stress. Additional training endeavors include participation in the Maternal & Child Health Bureau Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities training program that offers six to eight graduate level social work interns and two psychology externs a rigorous and enriching clinical experience each year. The Traumatic Stress Center was also awarded funding through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop the Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) training program. RISE is a 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.

Below is a list of agencies that have benefited from tailored organizational trainings and/or consultation services from us in the past few years: 

  • Mountain Manor Treatment Center, Baltimore, MD.
  • Boys and Girls Village of Connecticut
  • Talbot County Circuit Court, Easton, MD
  • Tree House CAC of Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Baltimore City Department of Social Services
  • Baltimore County Public Schools School Social Work Services
  • Caroline County Department of Social Services
  • Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services
  • Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services/Cecil County Department of Social Services
  • Philadelphia Alliance for Child Trauma Services
  • Allegany/Western Steuben Rural Health Network, Inc, Wellsville, NY
  • The Green School of Baltimore
  • Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Center for Family Services
  • Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
  • Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • Maryland Promise Project
  • Maryland Out of School Time Network
  • Maryland Mentor Program
  • University of Maryland School of Social Work
  • Salisbury University, Maryland-Department of Social Work
  • The Pathway School Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania
  • Center for Adoption Support and Education, Burtonsville, MD
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
  • Milton Hersey School, Pennsylvania
  • The Wellness and Recovery Group (WRG), Teen Wellness Center, School District of Philadelphia
  • Safe Shores Child Advocacy Center, Washington, DC
  • Rales Center of The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
  • YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Maryland
  • TIME Organization, Baltimore, MD
  • Hearts & Homes for Youth, Burtonsville, MD
  • Pressley Ridge
  • CHANA, Baltimore, MD
  • The Family League
  • THREAD, Baltimore, MD
  • The Children's Guild
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, DC
  • Family Partnership, Frederick County, MD
  • Young Audiences of MD
  • Parents’ Place of Maryland
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, Singapore
  • Rocky Mountain Human Services, Denver, CO
  • Delaware Department of Education
  • Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council, Baltimore, MD
  • Pediatric Palliative Care Team of The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
  • Little Flowers Early Childhood & Development Center, Inc., Baltimore, MD
  • Provider Network of Wicomico County, MD