Baltimore: A Trauma and Resilience Informed City for Children and Families

Kim Trueheart
Liberty Village Project
Friday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm -- Maryland 244

This panel discussion explores the results outlined in a recently produced Breakthrough Series Collaborative completed here in Baltimore City. The proposal title is from that recently completed Breakthrough Series Collaborative Final Report issued January 2017 that outlines an initiative funded by the Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund that was led by the Baltimore Partnership for Family and Trauma-Informed Care. Principals in this Breakthrough Series were University of Maryland Schools of Medicine and Social Work, the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress at Kennedy Krieger Institute. This 9-month initiative’s mission was to deepen our capacity to recognize what resilience and trauma are; understand how they each affect children, families, and communities; acknowledge the connections between race, racism, resilience, and trauma; and collaborate, partner, and respond in ways that build resilience, address racial injustices and incivilities, reduce incidences of trauma, respond actively and sensitively when trauma does occur, and ultimately strengthen the children, families and communities within Baltimore city.