6th Biennial Trauma Conference

Conference Description:

Modern Day Threats such as domestic terrorism, sex trafficking, and cyberbullying can lead to traumatic experiences. Social Discord stemming from division between groups and differences of opinion is on the rise. This often produces on-going tension or hostility, which in turn, can lead to discriminatory actions against immigrants, refugees, and racial minorities.  Additionally, there are vulnerable populations, such as the homeless, undocumented minors and LGBTQ, who are at heightened risk for multiple exposures to trauma. In order to address these concerns, evidence supported and contemporary interventions that can be used in either a conventional office or community setting are essential. Collaborative efforts among professionals and community members are also needed with a focus on raising awareness of the impact of these threats on society’s mental health with the ultimate goal of promoting and cultivating individual, family and community resilience.

The 6th Biennial Trauma conference sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute is an opportunity for individuals working in direct service, public policy, management and/or advocacy to improve service delivery and gain knowledge about how modern day threats and social discord impact specific populations.

Keynote: Dwight Watkins, MFA

Editor At Large for Salon, and a professor at the University of Baltimore; he is also the founder of BMORE Writers Project. Watkins is an award-winning author of the New York Times Best Selling books, The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America and The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir. He has appeared on CNN, NPR and Meet the Press and has been published in the NY Times and Rolling Stone.

Featured: Stacy Jewell

Writer, director, and producer of the award winning play 7 Layers Captive, a stage play about her abduction and triumphant survival through the dark world of sex trafficking. Captivating her audiences across the country, her mantra, the power of one story can change a nation, and that story told through performance, can change the world!

When: October 5-6, 2017

Where: Towson Sheraton, Towson, MD 21204

Registration Fees:

  • Two Days (October 5th and 6th) …………………….$350.00
  • One Day (October 5th or 6th) ………………………..$200.00
  • Half-Day (October 5th, morning or afternoon)……...$100.00

Target Audience:

Mental health professionals, child serving professionals and paraprofessionals, criminal justice professionals, faith‐based providers, medical and/or forensic professionals, community service providers, military providers, members of community organizations, organizational leaders, citizens providing community services.

Continuing Education:

This program meets the criteria for up to 7 CE credits on day one and up to 6.5 CE credits on day two. 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 an exhibitor or sponsor in the 6th Biennial Trauma Conference, October 5-6, 2017, at the Towson Sheraton, Towson, MD. 

We expect attendance of more than 200 people, representing Mental Health Professionals, Child Serving Professionals and Paraprofessionals, Criminal Justice Professionals, Faith-Based Providers, Medical and/or Forensic Professionals, Community Service Providers, Military Providers, Members of Community Organizations, and Organizational Leaders at this year’s conference. 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, advertisement rates and the necessary forms for submission.  If interested, follow the instructions on the forms and return completed information by July 7, 2017.  Please send all paperwork to the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute Attn: Training Academy at 2901 East Biddle Street, Baltimore, MD 21213.   For any questions, please call the Training Academy at 443-923-5971 or email the Training Academy at traumatraining@kennedykrieger.org.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for this conference or other Training Academy courses, please contact us at (443) 923-5971 or e-mail us at traumatrainingacademy@kennedykrieger.org.


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