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.

Just as CPR helps even those without clinical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. This groundbreaking 8-hour training course gives trainees a five-step action plan to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources. 


Upcoming Training:

Friday, May 5, 2017, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

CEUs available! Register here.

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA, visit 

Professional Education & Training

The Family Tree offers a range of seminars offered to child care, education, law enforcement and allied health professionals (nurses, social worker). These seminars are intended to build skills and knowledge about identifying and reporting child abuse/neglect, understanding child development and advancing the professionals’ highest level of ethical standards and practices. Some seminars offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs). For information, call 410-889-2300 ext. 1230.

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 do your part in creating a safer state, please call 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.