IN THE NEWS: Democratic governor hopeful Wes Moore discuss trauma with Cambridge community

Democratic governor hopeful Wes Moore discuss trauma with Cambridge community

By Tom McCall

CAMBRIDGE — Wes Moore, a Democrat running for governor, came to listen to stories of trauma and how to respond to this intergenerational problem. There were about 20 mental health practitioners, state level politicians and nonprofit members seated around a long table at the new Dorchester County Department of Social Services office on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Everyone got to share their point of view on this issue that can encompass race, socioeconomic status and the problem of substance abuse disorder.

Person after person noted there seem to be more people that need help than there are resources.

The group was appreciative to have someone listen to their issues. Moore made eye contact with people while listening to their stories and took notes in a black notebook. Moore said he first experienced handcuffs at age 11 and lived with a single mom trying to make ends meet with three jobs. He managed to escape the trauma trap by being sent to Valley Forge Military Academy, but he has felt it since.

He said he wants to make Maryland a national leader in trauma-informed care.

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