Partnering with Families and Youth

In 2008, FITT Center collaborated with the Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health (MD Coalition) and Youth MOVE-Maryland to include family and youth voice into the Center’s outreach, awareness/training activity and intervention and product development.

The partners conducted local focus groups to “listen and learn” from the Baltimore City families and youth impacted by trauma.

The focus group report is a summary of reflections and remarks made by Baltimore City families impacted by trauma. The goal of the focus groups was to learn about how trauma impacted family life and to better understand how families cope with frightening and overwhelming events and incorporates this knowledge into FITT Center products and interventions. Click on the link here to read the full report.


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