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Conference Description:

COVID-19, structural racism and significantly increased mental health challenges are three pandemics having adverse impacts on the U.S. population. Due to well-documented historical and current day factors, Communities of Color are disproportionally affected. The development and implementation of useful strategies for effectively addressing the traumatic stress that stems from these concurrent public health crises can be rooted in a consideration of syndemic theory. The term syndemic, was coined by Merill Singer in the mid-1990s and has been defined as “two or more afflictions, interacting synergistically, contributing to excess burden of disease in a population …one must control not only each affliction but also the forces (e.g., social factors) that tie the afflictions together” (MedicineNet).

Using this orientation as a framework, the 8th Biennial Trauma Conference will bring together public policy, racial justice and mental health experts in a virtual environment to exchange information and work collectively to identify concrete evidence and practice-based solutions for individuals, families and communities dealing with these events.


September 30 – October 1, 2021

Registration Fees:

  • One Day ………………………..$175
  • Two Days ……………………….$325

Target Audience:
Mental Health Professionals, Child-Serving Professionals and Paraprofessionals, Criminal Justice Professionals, Community Service Organization Professionals, Legislators, Faith-Based Providers, Medical and/or Forensic Professionals, Community Service Providers, Military Providers, Members of Community Organizations, Organizational Leaders, Academic Faculty/Staff.

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credits will be provided for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Licensed Professional Counselors. Certificates of Attendance will also be available.


Sponsors and Exhibitors:

We invite you and your agency to participate as a virtual exhibitor or sponsor at the 8th Biennial Trauma Conference, September 30 - October 1, 2021.

We expect attendance of more than 200 people, representing Professionals and Paraprofessionals from the following categories: Mental Health, Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Community Service Organizations, Legislators, Faith-Based Providers, Medical and/or Forensic, Community Service Providers, Military Providers, Organizational Leaders, and Academic Faculty/Staff. It will be an important networking opportunity for your organization to promote and share information of your special services, products and innovative initiatives.

The links below provide information on sponsorship categories, exhibitor rates and the necessary forms for submission. If interested, follow the instructions on the forms and return completed information by September 1, 2021. Please email all paperwork to For any questions, please call the Training Academy at 443-923-5971 or email the Training Academy at

Sponsorship Categories and Exhibitor Information

Sponsor and Exhibitor Reservation Form

Related Materials and Information

Registration Brochure (PDF)