Educational Opportunity: Summit of Intersections


Heartly House, Inc., Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Wells House, Inc., and the Frederick County Health Department are presenting the second annual “Summit of Intersections” later this month. This one-day conference, sponsored by Precision Diagnostics, Inc., United Way of Frederick County, and Whitesell’s Pharmacy, will focus on the intersection of adverse childhood experiences, mental health disorders, sexual abuse and substance use disorders. These topic areas are ones that separate conferences are held often to address but very few seek to bring content experts together.  

The “2018 Summit of Intersections” is for behavioral health, medical, social work, educator, and allied professionals to gain knowledge about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Mental Health Disorders, Sexual Abuse (SA) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and how these four areas overlap and reinforce one another. Once an understanding of how ACEs affects one's life-long lived experience is achieved, participants can reflect on the impact this has on MHD, SA and SUD -- and how MDH, SA and SUD contribute to the next generation of ACEs. With a holistic understanding in place, registrants can then begin collaborating on action steps that medical, behavioral health, educational, governmental, business, religious, and allied institutions could take to affect this cycle in a positive manner.

6.5 CEUs have been approved for participation in the Summit.

What: 2018 Summit of Intersections One-Day Conference

When: September 28, 2018, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Where: Clarion Inn, Frederick Event Center, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

Cost: $75, advance registration available through September 21


Additional Information:

The Helen J. Serini Foundation has working relationships with United Way of Frederick County and Mental Health Association of Frederick County, but we are not involved in the planning or execution of this event. Event questions should be directed to the email address provided at the link above.

Current grant partners with the Helen J. Serini Foundation who are interested in attending this event but lack the financial resources to do so are encouraged to contact Kerry McHugh to discuss scholarship opportunities.