Community & Professional Trainings

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
  • Child Maltreatment for Professionals
  • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention for Children with Disabilities
  • Impact of Family Violence & Trauma
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Understanding Childhood Development
  • Mandatory Reporting Training
  • Healthy Childhood Development
  • Human Trafficking

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

Ask about a training!

Adverse Childhood Experiences Initiative

The science behind childhood trauma, and discovering sustainable solutions

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic or stressful experiences, such as abuse or neglect, that occur during childhood or adolescence. ACEs can harm a child’s brain and its development, which can lead to long-term negative health and social outcomes. Armed with powerful new insights into how toxic stress changes the physiology of early brain development, we can begin to find sustainable solutions to childhood trauma by empowering resilient, self-healing communities.

The Family Tree, in partnership with Maryland Essentials for Childhood, is leading this vital initiative in Maryland through the renowned training program known as ACE Interface.

ACE Interface Trainings are designed to support widespread awareness, promote understanding, and empower communities to improve health and well-being throughout society.

More information on the research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente can be found here.

The Family Tree is proud to offer ACE Interface Trainings. 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 for your community or organization, please click here.

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 us 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 us at 410-889-2300.

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