It Takes a Village: Building Resilience and Treating Trauma

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)…

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Harford’s State’s Attorney, Family and Children Services Partner to Provide Support to Crime Victims

Harford County's State's Attorneys Office and Office of Family and Children's Services are partnering to provide services such as therapy, counseling, case management, and safety planning to all crime victims in the county. Before the partnership, these trauma-related services were only available to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Other victims would have to navigate finding help on their own. Now all victims may have a supportive hand through the process. From The Baltimore…

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Baltimore Delegation Announces $250,000 to Curb Youth Substance Misuse

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes today announced $250,000 for two Drug-Free Community Coalitions in Baltimore to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance misuse. The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, as part of the South East Baltimore Drug-Free Coalition and Morgan State University, as part of the Get SMART West Baltimore Drug-Free Community Coalition, each received $125,000…

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Statistics In Schools Program Launched Ahead of 2020 Census

The United States Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools program aims to raise awareness around the role of schools in acquiring accurate community census counts. The program includes 67 activities that focus on math, statics and data analysis for children. The program also focuses on English Language Learner adults and children. From the Census Bureau: Overview Statistics in Schools provides more than 100 activities that you can use in any year—and whenever you have a new…

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Want to Know More About The Opioid Crisis? Submit Your Questions Now

MACo is now accepting questions for the 2019 Winter Conference Opioid Roundtable.  At the 2019 MACo Winter Conference roundtable, “Foundation of the Future: The County Role in Combatting the Opioid Crisis”, Steve Schuh, Executive Director of the Opioid Operational Command Center, will be ready to answer them. But you don't have to wait! Submit questions in advance to make sure they get answered at the conference session. Don't miss this opportunity! Please send your questions…

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Inmate Healthcare: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Learn more about the complex web of inmate healthcare and advocacy efforts to improve the delivery of services and make more efficient use of limited resources on a federal and local level at the MACo Winter Conference session, "Inmate Healthcare: Sorting Fact from Fiction." Title: Inmate Healthcare: Sorting Fact from Fiction Description: Federal law requires counties to provide adequate health care to inmates….a task easier said than done. Many inmates enter the system with chronic…

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Learn to Use a Racial Equity Lens in Policy-Making at This FREE MACo Symposium

Join MACo, Associated Black Charities, the MD Center on Economic Policy, and Maryland Hunger Solutions for an eye-opening symposium on policy making through a racial equity lens. Learn how to make more equitable policies for the good of all Marylanders. FALL SYMPOSIUM Policy Applications of a Racial Equity Lens: Creating More Equitable Policies for an Economically Vibrant Maryland VIEW THE AGENDA DATE/TIME/LOCATION: November 15, 2019 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Newton White Mansion, Mitchellville, MD…

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Project Provides Dental Services to Western Maryland Residents in Recovery

A new project launched by the Maryland Area Health Education Center West (AHEC West) aims to tackle two problems facing counties in Western Maryland -- the impacts of the opioid crisis and access to dental care. As reported in ADA News: With a two-year, $100,000 grant from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, AHEC West’s project seeks to expand existing oral health care services by enlisting partner agencies and providers to treat patients who are…

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“Stayin’ Alive” – Learn to Save a Life with Overdose and CPR Training

MACo’s Winter Conference will offer an interactive training session on hands-only CPR and administering Naloxone. “Stayin’ Alive” - Learn to Save a Life with Naloxone Training for Opioid Overdoses and Hands-Only CPR Receive in-person, hands-on training and certification in recognizing and responding to opioid overdose with Naloxone. This prescription medication can safely and effectively reverse an opioid overdose. Participants will receive a certificate and a kit containing educational materials and the medication. Participants will also…

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Sun Calls for State to Ban Flavored Vapes

The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board has offered support for calls to ban flavored e-cigarettes as a means of stemming youth vaping. Among other supporting arguments, the editorial pulls from research findings that additives in flavored e-cigarettes have been used by manufacturers to make them "more 'palatable.'" From the Sun Editorial: We think the time is right as gains made in smoking prevention have been threatened by the growing popularity in e-cigarettes, which aren’t as highly…

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