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

Conference Description:

The term Collective trauma refers to the psychological reactions to a traumatic event that affect an entire society and is a response that can follow a variety of traumatic experiences.  Circumstances that may produce a collective trauma response may include but are not limited to: pandemics, systematic and historical racism/oppression, mass shootings, wars, natural disasters, terrorism, recessions, and famine or severe poverty.  Traumatic experiences like the ones listed above have yielded significant increased mental health challenges across the nation.  Families, communities and mental health care providers, must work collaboratively for successful recovery.  The provision of appropriate, culturally relevant trauma-informed intervention and prevention approaches can facilitate resistance, nurture resilience and aid in healing and wellness.

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.  Workshops will offer practical tools, resources and strategies aimed at increasing the utilization of effective trauma-informed prevention and intervention approaches for families, communities and providers.

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When: October 20, 2023

Registration Fee:

  • Conference Day………………..$200

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:

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