Western Maryland Trauma Summit Offered at ACM

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WESTERN MARYLAND TRAUMA SUMMIT OFFERED AT ALLEGANY COLLEGE OF MARYLAND

CUMBERLAND, Md. (Sept. 18, 2019) – Adverse childhood experiences and other traumatic events don’t just affect an individual child; they impact an entire community. The Western Maryland Trauma Summit 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 summit is offered free of charge from October 1 to October 3, 2019, at the Allegany College of Maryland from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Western Maryland Trauma Summit is sponsored by the Local Management Board of Allegany County in partnership with Allegany College of Maryland, the Behavioral Health System’s Office and the National Council for Behavioral Health. The summit offers multiple session tracks for participants: introductory, introductory-caregivers, introductory-faith-based community, intermediate, first responders and executive.

Speakers, in order of appearance, include: Mike McKay, member of the Western Maryland Delegation of the Maryland House of Delegates; Courtney Thomas-Winterberg, director of the Allegany County Department of Social Services/chair of the Local Management Board of Allegany County; Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW, senior director of Trauma-Informed Services at the National Council for Behavioral Health; Cherie Snyder, MSS, MA, program director/professor at ACM; Kathy Condor, director of Continuing Education of Health & Human Services at ACM; Paula Black, external consultant for Trauma Sensitive Schools, National Council for Behavioral Health and Trauma Sensitive Education, LLC; Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC, director of Children and Trauma Informed Services at the National Council for Behavioral Health; Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT, director of Trauma Informed Services at the National Council for Behavioral Health; Lesa Diehl, MSW, director of the Allegany County Behavioral Health System’s Office; Ula Slider, regional peer support supervisor of the Maryland Coalition of Families’ Western Maryland and Family Peer Support Division; and Brandon Butler, JD, county administrator of Allegany County.

Attendees may receive CEUs for an additional fee of $15. The summit’s agenda is available online at allegany.edu/ce. Group gatherings will be held in the Zimmer Theatre with sessions conducted in the Continuing Education Building and Gilpin Room of the College Center.

To register for the Western Maryland Trauma Summit, please call 301-784-5341. For more information regarding the summit, please contact Renee Kniseley at 301-784-7060 or renee.kniseley@maryland.gov, or Christa Snyder at 301-784-5530 or casnyder@allegany.edu.

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