2022 Summit of Intersections

We are excited to announce the return of Summit of Intersections! 

This one-day virtual conference will focus on the intersection of trauma and the COVID-19 Pandemic with mental health, family wellbeing, and substance use. 

Summit of Intersections is for behavioral health, medical, social work, educator, and allied professionals to gain knowledge about mental health disorders, sexual abuse and intimate partner violence, and substance use disorders and how these overlap and reinforce one another. With a holistic understanding in place, registrants can then begin collaborating on action steps that medical, behavioral health, educational, government, business, religious, and allied institutions could take to affect this cycle in a positive manner.

The cost for Summit of Intersections is $45 per person. Organizations may register multiple people at once. Six (6) counseling, substance treatment providers, and social worker CEUs have been applied for.


The event is finished.

Hourly Schedule

September 9, 2022

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Welcome and Overview of the day
8:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Keynote Address: COVID-19 and its Impact on Trauma
Presenter: Frank Kros, MSW, JD, Kros Learning Group
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Break-out Sessions
Break-out #1 - The Intersection of Trauma and the COVID-19 Pandemic with the 2022-2025 Local Health Improvement Plan
Malcom Furgal and Pilar Olivo, MA, Frederick County Health Care Coalition
Break-out #2 - The Impact of COVID-19 on Family Wellbeing
Inga James, MSW, PhD and Jenn Metcalf, Heartly House
Break-out #3 - COVID-19, Trauma, and the LGBTQ+ Community
Glorie Cassutto and Claire Madrigal, The Frederick Center
Break-out #4 - COVID-19, Trauma, and Substance Use
Andrea Walker, MA, MPH, CPRP, Frederick County Department of Health
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and 2020 ALICE report: COVID-19 and ALICE Communities
Ken Oldham, CFRE, CEO, United Way Frederick County
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Break-out Sessions
Break-out #5 - COVID-19 and Racial Trauma
Fiona Oliphant, MS, JD, Healing Equity United
Break-out #6 - Trauma, Suicide, Attempted Suicide and Family, and Community Impacts
Travis Walter, LCSW-C, Mental Health Association
Break-out #7 - COVID-19, Substance Use Disorder, and the impact on Families
Lynn Cook, MHS, Ashley Tauler, and Karen Duffy, Maryland Coalition of Families
Break-out #8 - Understanding Risks and Variation in Mindfulness and Meditation Experiences: Toward More Inclusive Applications
Nitai Joseph and Dan Lawton, MS
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Panel: Putting Trauma Informed Practice to Work: Case Studies
4:00 PM