Professional & Community Education

The Family Tree offers a range of professional workshops for any adult who works with children and families including child care workers, law enforcement, allied health professionals, church and community leaders, etc. These trainings 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 trainings offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Training Opportunities Include:

  • Enough Abuse Campaign: Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (CEUs available)
  • Child Maltreatment for Professionals (CEUs available)
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for Children with Disabilities
  • Impact of Family Violence & Trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Understanding Childhood Development
  • Mental Health First Aid Training (CEUs available) 
  • Mandatory Reporting Training
  • Healthy Childhood Development
  • Human Trafficking

For more info on training topics and upcoming trainings, read below or email Ruby Parker!


Adverse Childhood Experiences Initiative

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child's life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction, witnessing violence and more. When a child experiences trauma, it can have a direct impact on his or her developing brain and body, which can have negative health outcomes into adulthood.  More information on this seminal study can be found here.

The Family Tree is excited to launch the ACE Interface Master Training in Fall 2017. We will be training a wide range of individuals who live across Maryland and represent a variety of professions - all dedicated to increasing awareness of ACEs and increasing local and statewide prevention efforts. If you would like to know more about the training efforts or would like set up an ACE Training in the Fall, please contact Ruby Parker.

The Family Tree is dedicated to raising families up to build strong futures for Maryland’s children. One of the ways that we are doing this is through raising awareness and building commitment to address childhood trauma and adversity. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction or witnessing violence. These types of events have a direct impact on children’s developing brains and can have negative health and well-being outcomes as an adult.  More information on the research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente can be found here (link to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation info graphic: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/infographics/the-truth-about-aces.html#/embed )
The Family Tree is excited to launch the ACE Interface Master Training in the fall of 2017. We will be training a wide-range of individuals who live across the state of Maryland and represent a variety of professions all dedicated to increasing awareness of ACEs and increasing local and statewide prevention efforts. If you would like to know more about the training efforts or would like set up an ACE Training in the fall please contact Ruby Parker.The Family Tree is dedicated to raising families up to build strong futures for Maryland’s children. One of the ways that we are doing this is through raising awareness and building commitment to address childhood trauma and adversity. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction or witnessing violence. These types of events have a direct impact on children’s developing brains and can have negative health and well-being outcomes as an adult.  More information on the research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente can be found here (link to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation info graphic: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/infographics/the-truth-about-aces.html#/embed )
The Family Tree is excited to launch the ACE Interface Master Training in the fall of 2017. We will be training a wide-range of individuals who live across the state of Maryland and represent a variety of professions all dedicated to increasing awareness of ACEs and increasing local and statewide prevention efforts. If you would like to know more about the training efforts or would like set up an ACE Training in the fall please contact Ruby Parker.The Family Tree is dedicated to raising families up to build strong futures for Maryland’s children. One of the ways that we are doing this is through raising awareness and building commitment to address childhood trauma and adversity. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction or witnessing violence. These types of events have a direct impact on children’s developing brains and can have negative health and well-being outcomes as an adult.  More information on the research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente can be found here (link to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation info graphic: http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/infographics/the-truth-about-aces.html#/embed )
The Family Tree is excited to launch the ACE Interface Master Training in the fall of 2017. We will be training a wide-range of individuals who live across the state of Maryland and represent a variety of professions all dedicated to increasing awareness of ACEs and increasing local and statewide prevention efforts. If you would like to know more about the training efforts or would like set up an ACE Training in the fall please contact Ruby Parker.

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. 

Upcoming Adult-Focused Trainings

Friday, March 9, 2018

Upcoming Youth-Focused Trainings

Friday, October 20, 2017 - REGISTER
Friday, May 18, 2018

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA, visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org. 


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.