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Welcome to Rebuilding Our Community After a Collective Trauma Through Kindness, Connection, and Grace!

We are BACK! Welcome to the 9th Annual Harford County Trauma Conference and first conference post COVID. We are extremely excited to be back in person and want to thank all the organizations and individuals who came together to make this conference possible! We would especially like to thank our Platinum Sponsors: APGFCU, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, Arrow Children and Family Ministries, Harford County Department of Social Services, and UMUCH/Klein Family Crisis Center.

The Harford County Trauma Institute's goal is to increase knowledge regarding the impact of trauma on our community and to provide and develop skills and resources for professionals, caregivers, and community members as it relates to trauma-informed care. This ultimately translates into improved functioning of our community and more opportunities/access to treatment. The Harford County Trauma Institute strives to make Maryland a trauma-informed community through education and partnerships.

Thank you for participating in and supporting the Harford County Trauma Institute's 9th Annual Conference. We hope you enjoy the day!

- Harford County Trauma Institute Planning Committee

Amanda Krisher, LCSW-C (Chairperson)

Kim Albert, Katie Badders, Robert Basler, Kim Bennett-Selby, Silvana Bowker, Sharon Egyen-David, Angela Gray, Bernard Hennigan, Amiee Hiteshew, Jill Latteri, Tracy Miller, Paula Nash, Sherry Nolte, Sue Reiman, Jose Rosado, Erica Rutka, Robin Stokes, Tony Wohlers

Conference Agenda

8:00 - 8:45 am        Registration & Continental Breakfast (Exhibitor booths open)

8:45 - 9:00 am        Opening Remarks, Amanda Krisher, LCSW-C, Planning Committee Chair 

9:00 - 10:30 am      Rebuilding Our Communities: What Have We Learned, What Have We Rediscovered, Victor Welzant, Psy.D


10:45 - 12:15 pm    Morning Workshops (A & B1)

      Hope 101: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences, Jennifer Redding, LCSW-C & Amie Myrick, LCPC

      The Social Worker’s Ethical Responsibility to Social Justice and Culturally Competent Practice, Maisha Davis, LCSW-C (Side Tent)

12:15 - 1:00 pm      Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 pm        Afternoon Workshops (C & B2)


      Resilience and Community: Helping Ourselves and Our Clients Build Resilience Following Collective Trauma, Victor Welzant, Psy.D

      The Social Worker’s Ethical Responsibility to Social Justice and Culturally Competent Practice, Maisha Davis, LCSW-C (Side Tent)

2:30 - 2:45 pm        Break/Snack

2:45 - 3:45 pm        How To Keep Your Balance When the Floor is Rocking, Liz Fletcher Brown

3:45 pm                  Adjourn

Speaker Bios

A special thank you to the following for their

involvement with the conference!


Mount Zion Church

Harford County Department of Social Services


Silvana Bowker, LCPC, ACRPS

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Coordination

Amanda Krisher, LCSW-C

Website & Registration Management

Arrow Children & Family Ministries

Continuing Education Credits

Pastore's of Rosedale, Inc.


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