Engaging Families in the Mental Health Process


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…

Seeing Beyond the Picture: Technology – Facilitated Child Sexual Exploitation


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,…

Child Survivors of Homicide: Understanding Trauma & Building Resilience


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, behaviorly, and physically. We will also…

Trauma and Addictions in Youth


Trauma and addictions often occur together, but are treated separately. This process limits the integration  of treatment for individuals suffering from both. Youth in urbanized areas experience a higher rate of  trauma and addictions. Something as effortless as walking down the street can expose youth to both  possibilities. In today’s society, it’s imperative for a clinician to be aware of addictions and how to treat  individuals with this co‐occurring disorder. This training will explore these issues and how to address both to encourage healing in youth. 

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