It Takes a Village: Building Resilience and Treating Trauma

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Traumatic events, especially those experienced early in life, can have long-lasting detrimental effects well into adulthood.

At the 2019 MACo Winter Conference session, “It Takes a Village: Building Resilience and Treating Trauma,” learn more about the particular impacts of trauma in childhood and how counties are working with partners to treat trauma and create environments where children can continue to thrive.

Title: It Takes a Village: Building Resilience and Treating Trauma

Description: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) are traumatic events such as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; divorce or family dissolution; and incarceration of parents or guardians. Studies show they play a significant role in childhood learning, health, and overall well-being — with the negative effects lasting well into adulthood. In this session, learn more about ACES and how local governments and community partners are working to build resilience and treat trauma in a child’s life to improve their academic and health outcomes.


  • The Honorable Zeke Cohen, Council Member, Baltimore City
  • Dave Trolio, Director, Department of Community Services, Cecil County
  • Helene Felman, MD, Kaiser Permanente

Moderator: The Honorable Steve Wantz, Commissioner, Carroll County

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 4, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

The 2019 MACo Winter Conference, Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: