The University of Maryland School of Social Work and Baltimore Child Abuse Center hosted a screening of the film "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope," a documentary about the biology of Adverse Child Experiences and efforts in public health, education, and medicine to prevent and treat childhood trauma. Following the screening, representatives of nonprofit and community-based organizations, as well as city and state agencies, spoke about their youth trauma efforts in a panel discussion. Baltimore Corps Fellow and Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Kathleen Goodwin, represented the work of the Baltimore City Health Department. [via BmoreHealthy newsletter]
In partnership with the White House and Aspen Institute, Baltimore Corps convened local change makers and national leaders for an evening of conversation at the White House. Featuring remarks from Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, and presentations by some of Baltimore's most promising innovators, watch the video of event:
Or read this recap on the White House Blog by Broderick Johnson (Assistant to the President, Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force) and Walter Isaacson (President and CEO of the Aspen Institute):
It's been a watershed year for public health in Baltimore, thanks largely to the leadership of Dr. Leana Wen. One of our most visionary partners, Dr. Wen and the Baltimore City Health Department host seven Baltimore Corps Fellows to lead initiatives serving city residents: Gabe Auteri, Cagla Buyukkoc, Kelleigh Eastman, Anja Fries, Anisha Thomas, Lizzy Unger and Janice Williams.
In this op-ed in the Sun, read Dr. Wen's reflections on her first year as commissioner and see what her team has in store for 2016: