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Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Duane T. Bowers is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Trauma and Wellness Educator, and a Reiki Master in private practice. His work includes working with individuals and groups. He teaches workshops, seminars, and courses nationally and internationally, and through a variety of media. He is author of “Guiding Your Family Through Loss and Grief” and “A Child is Missing: Providing Support for Families of Missing Children” Duane Bowers ranks among the very few professionals globally who specialize in working with and providing support for families of missing children and missing adults.

Justice Clearinghouse – “Intergenerational Trauma” – February 17, 2022

This is my seventh year presenting for JC. This presentation will discuss the five ways trauma is passed on from generation to generation even before birth. With this knowledge we can develop interventions to mitigate the impact.

Frederick County States Attorney’s Office – Wellness Training – Frederick, MD – March 11, 2022

This is scheduled to be my first in-person training in two years, and I’m very happy it’s with folks I’ve worked with for the past few years through the MD ICAC. I’m looking forward to presenting information on wellness and self-care.

Washington Regional Transplant Community – “Grief Retreat” – Falls Church, VA – March 19, 2022

For nearly two decades I have been fortunate to work with WRTC in providing a full day grief retreat for families of donors. It is a rare opportunity to share in the grief experienced by these family members.

Justice Clearinghouse – “Managing Trauma Triggers” – May 12, 2022

My second presentation for JC in 2022 will discuss what is a trauma trigger, how does it affect the brain and body, and what can we do to mitigate or eliminate the impact of these triggers which are ‘hard-wired’ in our brain.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – Team HOPE Active Volunteer Training – Alexandria, VA – September 23-26, 2022

For two decades I’ve been honored to provide training to this team of volunteers, made up of families of missing and exploited children, and adult survivors who were missing and/or exploited when they were children. These folks provided telephone support to other parents and adult survivors.

Judicial College of Maryland – GOT BUOYANCY? Resiliency Training for Judges – Annapolis, MD – May 24, 2022 and December 6, 2022.

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A presentation originally scheduled for 2020 was rescheduled for 2022 to be sure it could be presented live. As the title implies this information will be presented to Maryland judges. What an amazing opportunity.