Training Schedule

In compliance with the CDC, WHO, and the Governer’s Office, BCAC will be suspending all in-person training at this time in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please see below for our upcoming webinar trainings. 

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.

 

AUGUST 2020

Livestreams
Be sure to like our Facebook page to get notified of upcoming livestreams on topics from online safety to recognizing signs of abuse and much more!

WEBINAR: Grief Series Part 1: Adult Grief
Tuesday, August 4, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
This training is well suited for clinicians and community members alike. During this discussion, we will explore myths about the grieving process, best practices for supporting those experiencing grief and the overall impact on families and community. Those who participate in this conversation will acquire the basic knowledge and skills to expand their understanding and response to the general adult grief experience. 2 CEUs. Register here.

WEBINAR: Grief Series Part 2: Childhood Grief
Tuesday, August 11, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
This session will discuss the developmental stages of child and adolescent grief, typical grief, traumatic childhood grief, grieving children and COVID-19, how to discuss death and dying with children, and a discussion of resources to help support grieving children in the home, in schools and in the community. 2 CEUs. Register here.

WEBINAR: Grief Series Part 3: Childhood Survivors of Homicide
Tuesday, August 18, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
In 2017, Baltimore had a record 343 homicides. Often forgotten are the children that are left behind or touched by homicide and the trauma that this event can cause them. This program will explore the experience of a child survivor and the impact that homicide has on them psychologically, behaviorally, and physically. We will also discuss ways to support child survivors to aid their healing and resilience. 2 CEUs. Register here.

WEBINAR: Building Elder Abuse Prevention into your Practice
Thursday, August 20, 10:30AM – 12:00PM
In this training we will explore the basics of elder abuse as well as the signs, symptoms, and dynamics. You will learn concrete tools for building abuse prevention into your therapeutic work. 1.5 CEUs. Register here.

WEBINAR: Grief Series Part 4: Recovery in Childhood Survivors of Homicide
Tuesday, August 25, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
In 2017, Baltimore had a record 343 homicides. Often forgotten are the children that are left behind or touched by homicide and the trauma that this event can cause them. This program will explore the experience of a child survivor and the impact that homicide has on them psychologically, behaviorally, and physically. We will also discuss ways to support child survivors to aid their healing and resilience. 2 CEUs. Register here.

WEBINAR: Supporting LGBTQ Youth
Friday, August 28, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
This is a training that will provide information on understanding the LGBTQ population with a focus on youth. General terminology and prevalence of sexual abuse/assault will be discussed as well as how to work with caregivers. The audiences for this workshop are social workers, counselors, psychologists, case managers, medical professionals, and law enforcement. 2 CEUs. Register here.

SEPTEMBER 2020

WEBINAR: The World Our Children Live in: Cyber Safety for Parents & Caregivers
Thursday, September 3, 10:00AM – 11:00AM
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 CEU. Register here.

WEBINAR: Engaging Families in the Mental Health Process
Tuesday, September 8, 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: Virtual Lunch and Learn: Maryland Mandated Reporting Laws in 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
This virtual lunch and learn training will include an overview of mandated reporting laws in Maryland, as well as an in-depth look at any changes that have been made recently. Learn from experts in the field about laws, implications, and best practices. 1 CEU. Register here.

WEBINAR: Protecting Your Children’s Mental Health during COVID-19
Monday, September 28, 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 CEU. Register here.