Registration is no longer being accepted for Pre-Conference, Thursday, October 5th because the workshops are full to capacity.

For Friday, October 6th, please note the following workshops below are CLOSED due to capacity limitations. Please register for the conference selecting the current options available and e-mail us if you wish to be added to the closed session waitlist. Should openings become available, they will be given in the order of waitlist request.

  • Repairing African American Mental Health impacted by the Historical Trauma of Slavery
  • Vicarious Trauma and the Impact of Social and Political Discord on the Helping Professional
  • Understanding the Impact of Grief & Loss & Trauma in Urban Poverty and African American Families


About the Conference

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.



  • Increase awareness of the complexity of traumatic exposure to social discord and modern day threats and recovery in children, adults, and families
  • Describe effective trauma informed, evidence supported and contemporary interventions that can be used in either a conventional office or community setting for a variety of populations
  • Increase awareness of appropriate responses and/or strategies in  addressing issues related to social discord and modern day threats 




  • When

  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
    903 Dulaney Valley Rd
    Towson, Maryland 21204

For Further Information


 Visit the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress Training Academy online at:   








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