Below are training opportunities that may be of interest to service professionals in the fields of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or other social service fields.

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Battered Women’s Justice Project: Risk Assessment in Batterer Intervention
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm
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On-Site Trainings

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
Interfaith Domestic Violence Conference
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
8 am – 4:30 pm
Judicial Institute of Maryland
Annapolis, MD
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A Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Training to Support Work with Adolescents with The Inner Resources Project
Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 9-10
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Kennedy Krieger Institute Greenspring Campus, 3825 Greenspring Ave., Bowles Board Room, 4th floor, Pikesville, MD 21208
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This training is designed to offer educators, social workers and anyone that works with adolescents a way to integrate mindfulness into therapeutic, juvenile justice and educational settings.  Participants will explore how mindfulness can enhance their own person growth, reduce the risk for conditions such as empathy fatigue and vicarious traumatization while increasing emotional resilience.  Participants will learn to teach and share mindfulness in the continuum of trauma-informed care with clients and students.  They will also examine case studies where mindfulness has been the primary intervention.

Maryland Children’s Alliance

13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
Wednesday, November 15, 2016 – Friday, November 17, 2016
Cambridge, MD
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MNADV’s Cultural Competency Training Series – Providing Cultureally Relevant Services to African Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence

  • Tuesday, November 15
  • 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Laurel, MD
  • Register here
  • Understanding and Prevention Violence Seminars
    Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 10:30 to 11:50 a.m.
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, W3008, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205
    *Free events. Open to the public.

    Join Understanding and Prevention Violence Seminars at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Topics and speakers were selected based on their relevance to violence prevention in Baltimore. The series will kick off with Intimate Partner Violence – An Overview by Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, Anna D. Wolfe, Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.  Other events in the series include:
    Nov. 28 – Strategies to Reduce Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence by Christopher Murphy, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Psychology, UMBC.
    Nov. 30 – Preventing Child Sexual Abuse by Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD, Associate Professor of Mental Health, Director, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, JHBSPH.
    Dec. 7 – Deterring and Interrupting Community Violence by guest speakers from Safe Streets Baltimore.

    Mental Health First Aid Training

    Friday, November 18
    8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    901 N. Milton Avenue Ste 260 Baltimore, Maryland 21205
    Register here

    MCASA Women of Color Network (MWOCN):  Through A Different Lens: A Focus On Special Populations Conference

    Friday, November 18, 2016
    8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Bowie, MD
    Register here
    MWOCN strives to promote education, advocacy and leadership in communities in order to improve service delivery to victims and prevent sexual violence. In order to do so, MWOCN annually holds a conference, bringing together multi-disciplined professionals to learn and improve practice methods. This year, MWOCN, with the support of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is proud to present Through A Different Lens: A Focus On Special Populations.

    Hopework’s In Her Shoes Workshop
    : an interactive simulation workshop to learn about domestic violence

    Join us at HopeWorks for a revolutionary community education tool, In Her Shoes, designed for learning about domestic violence.  You will have the opportunity to move, do, think and experience the lives of women who are being abused. Following the interactive simulation you will explore the dynamics of domestic violence and hear about the mission and services of HopeWorks.

    Saturday, December 10, 2016
    1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    5457 Twin Knolls Rd.
    Columbia, MD 21045
    To Register Visit: HopeWorks Events Page

    If you would like to have your training considered for inclusion on this list, please submit details, including the name of the event, date, location, sponsoring organization, registration information, other pertinent information and a person to contact about the submission to

    Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement of the event, training, speakers, topics or sponsoring organization by the House of Ruth Maryland.  This is not an exhaustive list of training opportunities and events.  If you have questions about a specific training, event or webinar, contact the sponsoring organization.

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