Paths for Families Announces Free Conference in Prince George’s County to Advance Trauma-Informed Care

Healing Together Conference offers CEUs, open to anyone who lives or works locally

Nonprofit adoption and family well-being organization, Paths for Families, is proud to announce a free, community-centered event focused on advancing trauma-informed care in Prince George’s County. The Healing Together Conference will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

This single-day conference is part of the Transforming Prince George’s County Through Trauma-Informed Care training initiative by Paths for Families designed to bring trauma-informed training to agencies serving families and children in Prince George’s County. At the event, local and national experts will come together to discuss and celebrate the ongoing efforts to create a trauma-responsive network of care, interspersed with networking and guided movement sessions. Participants who attend the full day will earn 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Lunch and parking are provided at no cost.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Amnoni L. Myers – Child welfare advocate, speaker, and author
  • Gaelin Elmore – Motivational speaker, child welfare professional, and belonging champion
  • Barbara Day – Yoga Instructor, E-RYT 500, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)

Panelists will include:

  • Ciara Barkley, M.Ed., Behavior Analyst, The ARC of Prince George’s County
  • Sarah Bosken, Program Director, CASA of Prince George’s County
  • Jamie Dixon, LCSW-C, LICSW, Deputy Director of Clinical Programs and Support Services, Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
  • Lynn Sutton, Resource Parent, Prince George’s County Department of Social Services

“Our goal with the Healing Together Conference is to help foster a deeper understanding and commitment to trauma-informed care within our community, continuing the vital conversation on how we can collectively support healing and well-being of individuals and families in Prince George’s County and Maryland as a whole,” said Paths for Families CEO Lisa Dominguez.

Registration for the conference is free, and required by June 30, 2024:

Additional questions can be directed to Delois A. Pearsall, LCSW-C, LCSW, Paths for Families Training Program Manager:

About Paths for Families

Paths for Families is a nonprofit adoption and family well-being organization that builds and supports healthy lifelong connections for every child and advocates for continuous improvement of the systems that strengthen families. With an ethical and nurturing approach centered on human dignity, we offer trauma-informed, trauma-responsive training, counseling, and placement services. To reduce disparities and lift oppressive structures, we are guided by principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, access and social justice in all that we do. We strive to treat everyone with understanding, kindness, and respect as we work towards a world where every child will grow and thrive within a caring, supportive family and community.