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2023 Program

Creating a Healthy and Inclusive Community for Everyone.

This year's conference will focus on creating a healthy and inclusive community for everyone. We are excited to welcome Dr. Michelle Melton who will open the conference by discussing safe spaces and reclaiming community for healing and thriving. Our workshops will dive into topics such as diversity and inclusion, paternal mental health, veterans trauma, LBGTQ+ issues, law enforcement, and supporting self-care through nature. Carla Du Pree will conclude the conference with tools for how to bring our whole self to the conversation. We hope participants will leave the conference with new tools and ideas to support a healthy and inclusive community. 

As always we are pleased to offer 6 Social Work CEs for full conference attendance. 

- Harford County Trauma Institute Planning Committee

2023 Program

Conference Agenda

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

8:45 - 9:00 am        Opening Remarks from Chairpersons Amanda Krisher and Tony Wohlers

9:00 - 10:30 am      Keynote - Dr. Michelle Melton - A Safe Space: Reclaiming Community for Healing and Thriving

10:45 - 12:15 pm    Morning Workshops A, B & C - Shauna Payne Gold, Elena Henderson, and Katlyn Workman

12:15 - 1:00 pm      Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 pm        Afternoon Workshops D, E, & F Nena Craven, John Donahue, Michelle Lieberman, and Phil Hosmer

2:30 - 2:45 pm        Break/Snack

2:45 - 3:45 pm        Plenary - Carla DuPree 

3:45 pm                  Adjourn

2023 Program

Speaker Bios


Dr. Michelle Melton


Shauna Payne- Gold


Elena Henderson

Kaytlin Workman

John Donahue

& Nena Craven

Michelle Lieberman

Phil Hosmer

Carla DuPree

Special Thanks

APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College

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

Thank You
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