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A New Bill Aims To Bring Trauma-Responsive Care To Baltimore Via Social Workers

The School of Social Work's Wendy Shaia, Shantay McKinily, and Lane Victorson are quoted in a WYPR story on efforts to make Baltimore a "trauma-responsive city" by equipping city agencies with vital resources.

According to WYPR, "The bill would place social workers in city agencies that deliver services to youth and families, starting with the Department of Recreation and Parks." Officials envision spreading social workers across city rec centers to assist and support kids through their trauma.

Shaia is the executive director of the School's Social Work Community Outrearch Service (SWCOS). McKinily is the director of SWCOS' Positive Schools, and Victorson also works with SWCOS as a faculty field instructor.

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