Training Events Schedule

BCAC frequently offers useful trainings to the community at our offices in Charles Village, Baltimore.

Registration is now required for all trainings. Registration will close 48 in advance of each training.

August

Understanding Your Responsibilities as a Mandated Reporter

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM

Participants will gain an understanding of relevant state laws, requirements for reporting, and the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect. This workshop will provide participants with reasons to report and information on how to report. We will also explore the long-term impact of abuse on children. 2 CEU’s. Register here.

Internet Safety

Thursday, August 17th, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM

As technology is constantly evolving, we must stay well-informed of all the dangers that threaten adults and children. This course will drive home a constant theme to take into consideration and to reiterate to children that everything we post on the Internet is both public and permanent. We will also discuss Internet technology that children have easy access to and ideas on how to neutralize the dangers they can sometimes pose. 2 CEU’s. Register here. 

Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017, 1 – 3 PM

Darkness to Light Stewards of Children is the leading evidence based child sexual abuse prevention program in the country. The training program aims to empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light is open to anyone who wants to make a difference in their community. 2 CEU’s. Register here.

September

Seeing Beyond the Picture: Technology – Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation

Thursday, September 7th, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM

Pornography, commercial exploitation and internet crimes have been increasingly affecting the lives of vulnerable children for centuries.  In recent decades, more attention has been devoted to developing strategies to bring awareness, insight and program development to addressing the multiple dynamics involved in these crimes.  During this presentation, we will explore how these crimes are defined, the importance of working with multi-disciplinary team members in accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers, how to engage with families of those victimized and identify appropriate mental health resources. Best practices will be demonstrated through a case scenario. 2 CEU’s.  Register here.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday, September 12th and Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. 8 CEU’s.

Must be at least 18 or older to participate. The course will be facilitated over the course of two, four-hour days. This course is valued at $170. Thanks to the MD – Aware grant, participants may attend at no charge. Register here.

Working with the Latino Community: Case Studies on Barriers to Access

Monday, September 25th, 2017, 5 PM – 7 PM

This training will give insight on cultural influences that Latino populations face while living in the United States. A perspective of how Latinos view family, friends, social interactions, religion, and health will be provided for professionals who administer direct services to Latino communities in an effort to increase cultural competency. 2 CEU’s. Register here.

October

Engaging Families in the Mental Health Process

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM

This workshop will share information about how service providers can engage families in services including ideas, tips, examples and programming ideas. In this training, individuals will learn what resources are most useful to certain clients and how to use these tools. Instructors will provide interactive examples of how to successfully engage families and improve outcomes for youth. 2 CEU’s. Register here.

Seeing Beyond the Picture: Technology – Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation (WEBINAR)

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, 12 PM – 1:30 PM

Pornography, commercial exploitation and internet crimes have been increasingly affecting the lives of vulnerable children for centuries.  In recent decades, more attention has been devoted to developing strategies to bring awareness, insight and program development to addressing the multiple dynamics involved in these crimes.  During this presentation, we will explore how these crimes are defined, the importance of working with multi-disciplinary team members in accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers, how to engage with families of those victimized and identify appropriate mental health resources. Best practices will be demonstrated through a case scenario. 1 Category II CEU.  Register here.

Understanding Forensic Interviews for Non-Practitioners

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM

The process of a child abuse investigation can be lengthy, confusing, and overwhelming for not only the child victim, but also families, caregivers, and other involved professionals. This training is to help you understand the purpose and procedure of the forensic interview and gain an understanding of the process the child and family have been through. The training will also explain the nuances of the Child Protective Services involvement, law enforcement investigation, and prosecution.  2 CEU’s. Register here.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday, October 24th and Wednesday, October 25th, 2017, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. 8 CEU’s.

Must be at least 18 or older to participate. The course will be facilitated over the course of two, four-hour days. This course is valued at $170. Thanks to the MD – Aware grant, participants may attend at no charge. Register here.

Judaism and the Forensic Interview: Cultural Competency & Considerations

Thursday, October 26th, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM

As of 2014, there were 238,200 Jews living in Maryland comprising 4% of the total population of the State. This session will focus on the impact of Judaism on the forensic interview. Attendants will leave with a better understanding of Jewish culture, how religious laws may impact and present barriers to the interview and investigation, and how to work with the orthodox Jewish population. Utilizing real case examples, participants will get a better understanding of how religion can impact the forensic interview and how best to work with this population. 2 CEU’s.  Register here.

November

How Human Trafficking Affects Vulnerable Populations (WEBINAR)

Thursday, November 2nd , 2017, 12 PM – 1:30 PM

Human Trafficking is a crime that plagues the United States and preys on the vulnerabilities of youth.  A group that is highly vulnerable are those individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants will learn how individuals with these disabilities are highly vulnerable to being trafficked and becoming prey to commercial sexual exploitation. Participants will learn how to respond to youth who they suspect might be victimized and how a forensic interview could be conducted.   Information from Case examples will be utilized throughout the training. 1 Category II CEU. Register here.

Working with the Latino Community: Case Studies on Barriers to Access (WEBINAR)

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 12 PM – 1 PM

This training will give insight on cultural influences that Latino populations face while living in the United States. A perspective of how Latinos view family, friends, social interactions, religion, and health will be provided for professionals who administer direct services to Latino communities in an effort to increase cultural competency. 1 Category II CEU. Register here.

Medical Aspects of Child Sexual Abuse

Thursday, November 9th, 2017, 9 AM – 10:30 AM

The medical portion of the child sexual abuse investigation can offer useful information to the investigative team. This presentation demystifies the medical portion of the child sexual abuse investigation by discussing conditions sexually abused children present; behavioral concerns, physical exam findings, and STDs. Cases will also be presented in the course of the discussion. 1 CEU. Register here. 

Vicarious Trauma & Building Resiliency

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM

Dealing with traumatic material on a daily basis can cause professionals to feel exhausted and hopeless. This workshop will address the emotional, mental, and physical toll that is often imposed on those in helping professions. Professionals will learn how to strengthen themselves and their organizations against compassion fatigue and burnout. They will also learn how to incorporate resiliency into their everyday work lives. 2 CEU’s. Register here.

Seeing Beyond the Picture: Technology – Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation (WEBINAR)

Thursday, November 30th, 2017, 12 PM – 1:30 PM

Pornography, commercial exploitation and internet crimes have been increasingly affecting the lives of vulnerable children for centuries.  In recent decades, more attention has been devoted to developing strategies to bring awareness, insight and program development to addressing the multiple dynamics involved in these crimes.  During this presentation, we will explore how these crimes are defined, the importance of working with multi-disciplinary team members in accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers, how to engage with families of those victimized and identify appropriate mental health resources. Best practices will be demonstrated through a case scenario. 1 Category II CEU.  Register here.

December

Seeing Beyond the Picture: Technology – Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation

Thursday, December 7th, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM

Pornography, commercial exploitation and internet crimes have been increasingly affecting the lives of vulnerable children for centuries.  In recent decades, more attention has been devoted to developing strategies to bring awareness, insight and program development to addressing the multiple dynamics involved in these crimes.  During this presentation, we will explore how these crimes are defined, the importance of working with multi-disciplinary team members in accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers, how to engage with families of those victimized and identify appropriate mental health resources. Best practices will be demonstrated through a case scenario. 2 CEU’s.  Register here.

Engaging Families in the Mental Health Process

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM

This workshop will share information about how service providers can engage families in services including ideas, tips, examples and programming ideas. In this training, individuals will learn what resources are most useful to certain clients and how to use these tools. Instructors will provide interactive examples of how to successfully engage families and improve outcomes for youth. 2 CEU’s. Register here.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Impact on Future Health & Social Outcomes

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, 10 AM – 12 PM

In 1995, CDC researchers discovered 10 common ACEs relating to child abuse, neglect and household dysfunction that have remarkably been proven to have costly detrimental outcomes as children become adults. Participants will gain appreciation of the ACE study and how its findings impact adult outcomes.  2 CEU’s. Register here.

BCAC trains professionals, youth-serving organizations, and community groups to protect themselves, their organizations, and the children in their care. Contact Rosheda for more information.

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