Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress Training Academy Staff

Betsy Offermann, LCSW-C, Co-Director of Training, Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress, received her bachelor's degree in social work in 1984 and her master's degree in 1985 from the University of Maryland. In 1988, she completed a post-master's certificate in marital and family therapy. She has more than 23 years of experience providing treatment services to sexually abused children and their families. The SMART Model (Safety, Mentoring, Advocacy, Recovery, and Treatment) was developed by Offermann to address problematic sexual behavior in young children who have experienced sexual abuse. Offermann also helped to develop a video that is now used state-wide to train child care workers, investigators, mental health providers and parents on the impact of sexual abuse. She has given presentations about her work locally and nationally, and served as co-chair of the 2006 Governor's Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Offermann has trained staff, mentors, investigators and child welfare workers to improve understanding of the impact of trauma and effective treatment strategies.

Contact Information:
Betsy Offermann, LCSW-C
Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress
1750 East Fairmount Ave.
Second Floor
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 923-5907
Fax: (443) 923-5906

Danielle Gregg, M.A., Co-Director of Training and Program Manager at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Driven by the desire to not have a child's creativity stifled by unexpected challenges in life, Gregg has been working with children with special needs and their families for more than 20 years. She currently shares responsibility for the management and implementation of training services offered by the Training Academy, and is also responsible for the coordination and monitoring of all SAMHSA grant related programs, activities and projects. Previously, Gregg was a manager on the Neurobehavioral Behavior Unit, working with children with severe behavior and/or developmental disorders and developing programs designed to train others to implement engagement sessions to overcome adversity by promoting effective coping through play, preparation, education and self-expression activities – was the coordinator for the Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) training program-- a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded 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-- and planning committee member for the 24th Annual International Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh) Conference. She received her master's degree in non-profit management from the Notre Dame of Maryland University, and her undergraduate degree from Morgan State University.

Contact Information:
Danielle Gregg, M.A.
Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress
2901 East Biddle St.
Second Floor
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: (443) 923-5972
Fax: (443) 923-5906

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Preventing Violence Through Youth Voices in Film:

Watch two compelling short films created by Baltimore youth while participating in a trauma therapy program at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress.

The students created the films to address the personal impact of violence in their communities and to share their voices to become part of the solution to prevent community violence.

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Training Services at the
Center for Child and
Family Traumatic Stress:

Our Center's Training Academy and consultation services have trained over 2,000 professionals, organizations, and community partners on best practices for treating childhood traumatic stress.

If you are a mental health professional, service provider, or organization interested in improving your trauma-focused treatment capacity, visit our Training page to learn more about trainings offered by staff at the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress.

Training Courses

Helping Your Child Cope
with Media Coverage of
Community Racial Trauma
& Civil Unrest:

A short video providing tips for helping children cope with media coverage of racial trauma and community unrest:

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