Professional & Community Education

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. This groundbreaking 8-hour training course gives trainees a five-step action plan on how to identify and help people of all ages in both crisis and non-crisis mental health situations. 

To inquire about upcoming trainings, contact Ruby Parker at 410-889-2300.

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA, visit 

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

The Family Tree serves as the lead agency of the multi-sector partnership - Maryland Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse - created to oversee the planning and implementation of The Enough Abuse Campaign. Its mission is to prevent child sexual abuse by engaging adults and mobilizing communities in effective prevention efforts at the state and local levels.

If you or your organization would like to host or take part in a training, contact Ruby Parker at 410-889-2300. You can also find prevention tips here.

Parent Leadership Training

Through National Certification of Parent Leaders, Parent Leadership Network, and the Shared Leadership® in Action Program, parent leadership opportunities are fostered outside of the Parents Anonymous® Group to ensure meaningful shared leadership® in policy development, program design and achieving positive outcomes for families. Every February, we also celebrate National Parent Leadership Month. To get involved, contact Lori Hall at 410-889-2300.



The Family Tree offers a range of seminars for child care, education, law enforcement and allied health professionals (nurses/ social workers). These seminars are intended to build skills and knowledge about identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect, understanding child development, and advancing the highest levels of ethical standards and practices. Some seminars offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs).