8th Annual SIM Conference
Race Based Stress & Trauma: The Impact of Racial Disparities in Systemic Injustice
Friday, March 4, 2022 - 9AM - 2PM 

Available until April 4, 2022

8th Annual SIM Conference Recap

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Mid Shore Behavioral Health, Inc.'s 8th Annual Sequential Intercept Mapping Model (SIM) Conference  was held virtually on Friday, March 4, 2022. The theme of the training was Race Based Stress and Trauma: The Impact of Racial Disparities in Systemic Injustice. The 2022 SIM Conference featured an impressive lineup of local, county, and statewide leaders acknowledging the very real consequences of race-based trauma and bias in the judicial system.


Speakers included Wardens and Directors of mid-shore County Detention Centers, national equity leaders, and directors of community organizations working to prevent advancement in the Sequential Intercept Map. Attendees also heard from individuals who have themselves been through the judicial system, sharing their experiences from the inside now that they have transitioned to the outside world. View the conference agenda for more information about the speakers or watch the conference recording here. 

8th Annual SIM Presentation Slides

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What is SIM?

The Sequential Intercept Mapping Model (SIM) details how individuals with mental and substance use disorders come into contact with and move through the criminal justice system. The SIM helps communities identify resources and gaps in services at each intercept and develop local strategic action plans. The SIM mapping process brings together leaders and different agencies and systems to work together to identify strategies to divert people with mental and substance use disorders away from the justice system into treatment. Learn about the SIM Intercepts.

Information on vFairs Platform

The 8th Annual SIM was hosted through the interactive, virtual event platform vFairs. Attendees had the opportunity to interact in real time with speakers and panelists during the presentation, as well as chat with others in a virtual lounge area. 2022 SIM registrants are able to access the SIM virtual conference until April 4, 2022.