Upcoming Trainings

Tuesday July 23, 10 am – 11:30am Ethical Pathways: Safeguarding Therapists in Sexual Abuse Survivor Care
$25 CEU attendee, $15 Non CEU attendee

Join us for 90-minutes for an essential training session designed to equip therapists with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of providing care to sexual abuse survivors while avoiding malpractice. This collaborative training, led by an experienced therapist and malpractice attorney, will offer a comprehensive overview of ethical guidelines, legal considerations, and best practices to ensure the highest standards of care.

Participants will gain insights into:
– Understanding the unique challenges faced by sexual abuse survivors and the importance of trauma-informed care.
– Navigating confidentiality, mandatory reporting, and other legal obligations.
– Recognizing and addressing potential pitfalls in therapy that could lead to malpractice claims.
– Developing effective practices to protect both the therapist and the client.
– Engaging in self-care and supervision to maintain professional boundaries and personal well-being.

Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to provide safe, ethical, and effective therapy to sexual abuse survivors while minimizing legal risks.
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Tuesday July 30, 11 am – 2 pm Responding to Child Sexual Abuse: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
3 CEUs

Enhance your response to child sexual abuse by learning about unique considerations for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Attendees will (1) review symptoms, factors, and reactions of child sexual abuse, (2) understand common characteristics and common co-occurring challenges among those with disabilities, (3) examine the intersection of child sexual abuse and those with disabilities, and (4) learn best practices to incorporate into your work with those with disabilities who have been impacted by child sexual abuse. Note: this training is an expanded version of the 1-hour training being held on June 10 and will include deeper discussions around the four learning objectives.
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Wednesday August 5, 12-1:30 pm Back-to-School Boost: Building on Positive Experiences for Success
1.5 CEUs

This session will assist parents, professionals and educators in navigating the upcoming school season with confidence, positivity, and an approach grounded in strengths. Learn about positive childhood experiences and the Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) framework, and gain practical strategies for encouraging a positive mindset, engaging in meaningful activities, nurturing supportive relationships, and setting impactful goals during the back-to-school season.
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Tuesday August 6, 11 am – 12:30 pm Preventing Abuse and Protecting Athletes: Special Considerations for the Athletic Community
1.5 CEUs

According to a 2021 study by Rhind et. al., 13% of athletes have experienced sexual abuse as a child in sport. As part of Change the Conversation’s prevention-based education, we aim to increase our audiences to include coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, officials, and additional individuals within the sport community to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse and promote best practices while also creating a safe environment for athletes to enjoy.
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Tuesday August 13, 11 am, – 12:30 pm Preventing Abuse and Protecting Athletes: Special Considerations for the Athletic Community
1.5 CEUs

According to a 2021 study by Rhind et. al., 13% of athletes have experienced sexual abuse as a child in sport. As part of Change the Conversation’s prevention-based education, we aim to increase our audiences to include coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, officials, and additional individuals within the sport community to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse and promote best practices while also creating a safe environment for athletes to enjoy.
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Non-CEU Attendees: Free
CEU Attendees: $25.00-$35.00

Change the Conversation will issue Category A Continuing Education Units through the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists

Pro Bono Counseling will issue Category 1 Continuing Education Units through the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners