Board of Child Care participates in Baltimore City’s forum on Childhood Trauma organized by Congressman Elijah Cummings. Posted on August 21, 2019 at 3:53 pm. BALTIMORE —On Tuesday, August 20, 2019, U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-District 7, held a forum on Baltimore’s childhood trauma. Board of Child Care’s CEO and President Laurie Anne Spagnola joined youth advocate leaders from across the public and private sector to examine what causes childhood trauma and how much damage it can do, and determine how state and city leaders — and residents — can limit the impact. The forum is a follow up to a July Committee hearing on “Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Childhood Trauma: A Pervasive Public Health Issue that Needs Greater Federal Attention.” For forum, highlights click here To learn more about the impact of Trauma and Early Adversity on Children’s Development click here.