WESTERN MARYLAND TRAUMA EDUCATION SERIES OFFERED AT ACM:
Free Sessions, Participants May Attend In-Person or Online
CUMBERLAND, Md. (Sept. 28, 2019) – The Western Maryland Trauma Education Series will be held in-person at Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) and online on October 7, 14, 28, and 29.
The Western Maryland Trauma Education Series is designed to help parents, caregivers, first responders, the faith-based community, educators and human service practitioners understand trauma’s impact, develop trauma informed approaches across systems and build resiliency. The series is sponsored by the Local Management Board of Allegany County (LMB) and offered in partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health and ACM.
Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW, a Consultant for the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Trauma-Informed Services, and Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT, the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Director of Trauma Informed Services, will lead the sessions. The four-hour sessions cover a range of topics, including Trauma Informed Care and Why It Matters and How to Create Organizational Change – Developing a Trauma Informed Workforce on October 7, Implementing Trauma Informed Approaches in an Agency Setting and Self-Care is Essential for Trauma Informed Advocacy (Recognizing Secondary Trauma) on October 14, How to Create Organizational Change on October 28, Understanding Intergenerational Trauma and Culturally Sensitive Trauma Informed Care – Influence of Culture on Trauma on October 29.
Sessions will take place in Room 12-14 in ACM’s Continuing Education Building for those who select to attend in-person. Attendees must wear a facemask and follow ACM’s health and safety guidelines. There is no fee to attend, and participants may receive CEUs for a fee of $15. Registration and full session descriptions are available through the Local Management Board of Allegany County at alleganylmb.org/trauma-education-series.