Healing Trauma in Our Communities

In 2017, the Nova Institute hosted a rich dialogue on healing trauma in our communities to examine trauma’s impact and the needs of Baltimore City residents and military veterans. Hearing from a panel of experts, participants gained a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of traumatic experiences across populations and lifespan. This knowledge is vital to informing our next generation of programming for youth, families, and military veterans.

Nova Institute Scholars and Fellows were joined by panelists Andrew Masters, M.Ed, Youth Health & Wellness Coordinator, Baltimore City Health Department; Christina Bethell, PhD, MPH, MBA, Director of the Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative and Professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University; and Kenneth Falke, MPP, U.S. Navy (RET), Chairman and Founder of Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness and the EOD Warrior Foundation.