We heard several reminders about the significance of today's date-as it relates to trauma-at today's conference. We are, after all, a group of professionals trained in dealing with the aftermath of traumatic experiences.
Everyone at the conference deals with the way in which people react to that trauma, and, how it ultimately contributes to shaping and defining them, but, most of us in attendance today tend to think on a small scale; one child at a time, one family at a time.
September 11, 2001 forced my colleagues from this area to deal with trauma on a scale far greater than I hope ever hope to endure.
This memorial, located on Inner Harbor, is a tribute to the people of Maryland who were lost that day.
Today, there were flowers and flags and mourners. Because, our country still mourns.
And there is not a lot that all of our understanding of trauma can do to eliminate that effects of that pain. But, we will all keep trying.
And that is why we win.