Antidote Southern Maryland

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JULY 9 – 10, 2019
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Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) Available

Antidote Southern Maryland is a two-day conference to inform, educate, and equip the residents of Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties about human trafficking and its impact upon our region.

Human trafficking is considered modern-day slavery. Traffickers generate between $39-44 billion annually at the expense of innocent children and young adults who are abducted and sold into the sex trade. The average age of a trafficking victim is 14, and Southern Maryland is a documented thoroughfare for trafficking activity.

We are aggressively addressing human trafficking and its impact upon the Southern Maryland region. The safety of our children and young adults requires that we take the lead to:

  • Make our region less attractive to traffickers.
  • Inform and educate both parents and children of the presence and danger of trafficking activity; and
  • Take initial steps toward sustainable solutions.

All families, caregivers, law enforcement, spiritual leaders, service providers, educators, counselors, clinicians, and anyone passionate about safeguarding our community against this social atrocity; you are encouraged to attend. This event is meant for you.

Day trainings and workshops will be provided at the Charles County Department of Social Services at 200 Kent Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to present on topics including but not limited to:

  • Effectively Navigating the Current 21st Century Family Service Model for Victims and High-Risk Children
  • Pathways of Trauma
  • Mental Health & Addiction
  • Transitioning from Survivor to SurThriver
  • Law Enforcement Training

All sessions are open to all registrants. Please register at EventBrite if you plan to attend.

ANTIDOTE SOUTHERN MARYLAND CONFERENCE AGENDA

Day 1 | July 9, 2019
Agenda

 

9:00 am – 10:00 am    Plenary/Opening – Dr. Marlene Carson, The Switch Anti-Trafficking Network

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10:00 am – 11:00 am   SESSION 1

Topic:  My Real Name | WARNING – This presentation has explicit language.  It has been deemed necessary in order to understand the nature and scope of the issue being discussed.

Speaker:  EleSondra DeRomano – Founder, Standing Together Against Real Slavery (STARS)

11:00 am – 11:15 am     Break

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11:15 am – 1:00 pm     SESSION 2

Topic:  Pathways of Trauma

Speaker:  Sheila White, US Advisory Council & The Switch Anti-Trafficking Network
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1:00 pm – 1:30 pm      Lunch

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm      SESSION 2 Continued

Topic: Pathways of Trauma

Speaker:  Sheila White, US Advisory Council & The Switch Anti-Trafficking Network

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2:45 pm – 3:00 pm     Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm    ICU Panel Discussion Facilitated by Dr. Marlene Carson
Panel Participants:  Dr. Brook Bello, Sheila White, EleSondra DeRomano, and David Mahan

4:00 pm -4:30 pm     CLOSING REMARKS

Therese Wolf, Director of Charles County Department of Social Services

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6:00 pm – 7:30 pm    COMMUNITY FORUM
New Life Campus at the Dome
9690 Shepherds Creek Road
La Plata, MD 20646

Speaker:  David Mahan, Youth Development Consultant and Co-Founder of The Switch National Anti-Trafficking Network
Topic:  Captivated

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Panel Discussion

Day 2 | July 10, 2019
Agenda

 

9:00am – 10:00am            Plenary/Opening – Dr. Brook Bello, More Too Life

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10:00 am – 11:15 am         SESSION 1

Topic:  Mental Health & Addiction
Speaker:  Melissa Turvey, LMHC – Florida Gulf Coast University

11:15 am – 11:30 am           Break

11:30 am – 1:00 pm          SESSION 1 Continued
Topic:  Mental Health & Addiction
Speaker:  Melissa Turvey, LMHC

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm             Lunch

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1:45pm – 2:45 pm            SESSION 2

Topic:  Coming Home
Speaker:  Dr. Brook Bello

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm           Break

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3:00 pm – 4:00 pm          Discussion Panel Facilitated by Melissa Turvey

Topic:  From Survivor to SurThriver
Panel Participants:  Dr. Brook Bello, Dr. Marlene Carson, EleSondra DeRomano, and Sheila White

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm         CLOSING REMARKS
Therese Wolf, Director of Charles County Department of Social Services

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6:00 pm – 7:30 pm         COMMUNITY FORUM
LifePoint Church
10395 Berry Road
Waldorf, MD 20603

Speaker:  Dr. Marlene Carson, Founder of The Switch National Anti-Trafficking Network
Topic:  Community Collaborations

7:30 pm – 8:45 pm         Panel Discussion

8:45 pm – 9:00 pm          CLOSING REMARKS
Therese Wolf, Director of Charles County Department of Social Services

The Antidote Team

Sheila White

Sheila White

Melissa Turvey

Dr. Marlene Carson

Dr. Marlene Carson

Dr. Brook Bello

Dr. Brook Bello, Human Trafficking Subject Matter Expert

David Mahan

David Mahan

ANTIDOTE SOUTHERN MARYLAND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

This conference is free of charge, regardless of your jurisdiction of residence.

To register, Click HERE to be forwarded to EventBrite.
You may register for one session or all four if you so choose.

Please address all questions to:

Charles County Department of Social Services
Via Email | charlescounty.events@maryland.gov
Via Phone | 301.392.6407 – John Lewis

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