Workgroup for Trauma Informed Schools (House Bill 277)

Thursday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 27
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Virtual Meeting Agenda

The Charge: To establish Trauma Informed approach guidelines for local school systems and schools so that the adults in school community are prepared to recognize and respond to those students who have been impacted by traumatic stress. Those adults include: administrators, teachers, staff, and parents.


  • Review Guidelines on Trauma Informed Approach (House Bill 277); and
  • Propose recommendations to develop Trauma Informed Guidelines.

Meeting Day 1 Agenda: October 22nd 2020

10:00 - 10:30

Welcome, Purpose, Introductions, and Agenda Overview
Presenters: Walter Sallee, Marone Brown and Terrell Sample

10:30 - 11:30

Overview of Guidelines on Trauma Informed Approach (House Bill 277) Interpretation/Group Discussion
Presenters: Marone Brown and Terrell Sample

11:30 - 12:30

  • Trauma Informed Approach  
  • Handle w/ Care
  • Resiliency

Presenters: Tim Marrow, Kelly Gorman and Joan Smith

12:30 - 1:00

Roundtable Discussion
Members of the Workgroup

1:00 - 1:30

Next Steps/Adjournment
Marone Brown and Members Workgroup

1:30 – 1:45          

Public Comment
Public participants

Meeting Day 2 Agenda: October 27th 2020

10:00 - 10:30

Synopsis of Initial Meeting and Review of Minutes
Presenters: Marone Brown and Terrell Sample

10:30 - 11:30

Establish Framework for Trauma Informed Guidelines/Roundtable Discussion
Presenters: Marone Brown, Terrell Sample and Members of the Workgroup

11:30 - 12:30

Formulation of Subgroups for Guidelines
Designate Point of Contact for Subgroups
Presenters: Marone Brown and Members of the Workgroup

12:30 – 1:00

Next Steps and Meeting Adjournment
Presenters: Marone Brown and Terrell Sample


Public Comment
Public participants

Workgroup Contact

Marone Brown 410-767-0481 or
Terrell Sample 410 767-0305 or

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All meeting agendas, minutes, and meeting access information will be posted to the Maryland State Department of Education’s website.

Contact Information

Marone L. Brown, Ph.D., LCPC-S, NCC
Lead Specialist for School Safety
Division of Student, Family and School Support
Maryland State Department of Education
Phone: 410-767-0481
Fax: 410-333-8148