On-site Training Schedule

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 (CEU’s) approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work and offers useful trainings to the community at our offices in Charles Village, Baltimore.

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


Keeping Our Children Safe: Understanding Healthy Boundaries
Wednesday, January 29th, 10:30AM – 11:30AM
In this program scheduled and structured for parents or youth serving professionals, participants will gain an understanding of relevant state laws, reporting requirements, 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.


Darkness to Light Stewards of Children: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Tuesday, February 4th, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
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. Each ticket includes a workbook and CEU certificate. 2 CEUs. Register here.

Effectively Communicating with Children and Youth
Thursday, February 13th, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
This training will explore communication norms with children and youth, and communication practices of adults that impact young people. Participants will learn skills for communicating with youth respectfully and appropriately and for building healthy relationships with youth people. 2 CEUs.Register here.

Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ Youth
Tuesday, February 18th, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
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.

MARCH 2020

Values, Ethical Decisions, and Your Practice
Tuesday, March 3rd, 10:00AM – 11:30AM
This training will review the NASW Code of Ethics core principles and responsibilities and provide a framework for ethical decision making in social work. This workshop will demonstrate how ethical decision-making may look in real life and teach participants how to avoid potential ethical issues. 1.5 CEUs. Register here.

Youth Mental Health First Aid®
Wednesday, March 18th & Thursday, March 19th, 9:30AM – 2:30PM
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course (delivered over two days) that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in youth. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
We will split this training up into two sessions: Wednesday 3/18 9:30am-2:30pm, and Thursday 3/19 9:30am-2:30pm. We will have an hour-long break for lunch, participants may bring lunch or there are many nearby restaurants. Participants are required to attend both days to complete the training.
Register here.

Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
Thursday, March 26th, 1:00PM – 3:00PM
This training will review the current research, the significance of early ACE study, and why there is consensus in the field regarding the adverse effects of children witnessing violence. We will discuss neurobiological, emotional and psychological factors as well as parenting in this context and what you can do in your work with families to increase resilience. 2 CEUs. Register here.

Raising of America “Wounded Places” Screening & Discussion
Tuesday, March 31st, 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Too many of our children, especially children of color living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty, have endured trauma and show symptoms that look very much like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — except there is no post. How might they and their neighborhoods heal? Come join us as we watch the Raising of America episode “Wounded Places” that addresses the issue of long-term impact of living in areas that disproportionately experience structural racism, poverty and violence. Discussion to follow. 1.5 CEU’s (Category II only). Register here.