Cummings to Host Forum on Childhood Trauma in Baltimore City

Aug 15, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (August 15, 2019)—On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will host a forum on “Preventing, Treating, and Healing Childhood Trauma in Baltimore City.”  Chairman Cummings will be joined by officials representing Baltimore City, experts on trauma and its effect on children, and community stakeholders touched by and working to mitigate the impact of trauma.  The forum is a follow up to a July Committee hearing on “Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Childhood Trauma: A Pervasive Public Health Issue that Needs Greater Federal Attention.”

The forum will be broadcast here


WHO: Chairman Elijah E. Cummings


U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen


Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young


Henry Posko

President and CEO, Humanim


Dr. Leana Wen


Former Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department


Dr. Christina Bethell

Professor of Population Health, Johns Hopkins University

Director, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative


Claudia Remington

Executive Director, Maryland State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect


Dr. Michael Sinclair

Professor of Social Work, Morgan State University


Annette March-Grier

President and Co-Founder, Roberta’s House


Bryonna Harris

Rising senior, Frederick Douglass High School

Member, African Diaspora Alliance


Dr. Sonja Santelises

CEO, Baltimore City Schools


Dr. Letitia Dzirasa

Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department


Commissioner Michael Harrison

Police Commissioner, Baltimore Police Department


Tisha Edwards

Executive Director, The Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success


WHAT:  Forum on “Preventing, Treating, and Healing Childhood Trauma in Baltimore City”  


WHERE:  Humanim, 1701 N. Gay St, Baltimore, MD  


WHEN:  Tuesday, August 20 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M.

                 There will be a brief media availability after the forum at approximately 11:30 A.M.


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