BCAC is Maryland’s foremost resource for child abuse prevention education for caregivers, community members and youth-serving professionals. BCAC offers a number of different training opportunities at our onsite Training Institute in Baltimore City. All of our offerings are eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work.
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WEBINAR: Engaging Families in the Mental Health Process
Tuesday, October 6, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
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 CEUs. Register here.
WEBINAR: Protecting Your Children’s Mental Health during COVID-19
Monday, October 12, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Children, along with the rest of us, have experienced massive disruption to their routines and way of life. This is stressful for anyone, and can be particularly difficult for children. This workshop will include specific steps parents, caregivers, and all adults can take to protect children’s mental health during this time. We will offer insight into what children may be experiencing right now, and how to mitigate some of the stress children are experiencing. 2 CEUs. Register here.
WEBINAR: Recognizing Abuse and Violence Remotely
Thursday, October 22, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
During the social distancing of COVID-19, we know that survivors are likely experiencing abuse at higher rates and having fewer people advocating for or supporting them. That means we each have to step up and do all we can to protect each other. Isolation and access are two of the highest risk factors for abuse. This training will include concrete and practical measures we can all take to recognize signs of abuse or intimate violence. 2 CEUs. Register here.
WEBINAR: Virtual Lunch and Learn: Understanding Healthy Boundaries
Wednesday, October 28, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
In this program, structured for parents or youth serving professionals, participants will gain an understanding of appropriate interactions with youth, how our boundaries impact children’s likelihood of disclosing, and signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect, as well as how to promote and talk about healthy boundaries with your children. 1 CEU. Register Here.
WEBINAR: The World Our Children Live In: Cyber Safety for Parents & Caregivers
Thursday, November 12, 10:30AM – 12:00PM
This program will educate parents, caregivers, and people who work closely with children about what children are doing online, internet crimes against children, and how to keep children safe when using the internet. 1.5 CEUs. Register here.
WEBINAR: Trauma and Addictions: Connections in Onset and Interventions
Tuesday, November 17, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
This training will support clinicians in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating survivors of trauma and substance abuse. Learn how trauma can affect addiction and how substance use can affect trauma-recovery. As the debut of our clinical series, we will be focusing on clinical interventions and supporting mental-health clinicians in better supporting their clients. 2 CEUs. Register here.
WEBINAR: Virtual Lunch and Learn: Sexting – MD Laws and Harm Reduction
Thursday, November 19, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Join us to learn about the laws regarding sexting and child sex abuse materials. We will discuss how to communicate with adolescents about sexting and supporting them in safe(r) practices. 1 CEU. Register Here.