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Unleashing Abuse Prevention & Response:

Going Beyond Mandatory Reporting to Responding Across the Lifespan

April 2, 2024

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Registration Fees  

Member: $250   Non-Member: $300

Location: Virtual

 Abuse Prevention and Response: Ensuring the Safety of Our Most Vulnerable.

A comprehensive training program on abuse prevention and response. Our program is
tailored to cater to the needs of teachers, leaders, people-serving professionals, caregivers,
and parents dedicated to ensuring safety and well-being.

Our training program aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively prevent,
detect, and respond to abuse. Throughout the training, you will learn how to identify
the telltale signs of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, neglect, and maltreatment and
[how to] report your concerns to the appropriate authorities while following the mandated
reporting process.

We will also teach you how to handle disclosures of abuse sensitively and appropriately
while prioritizing safety and well-being. You will gain a comprehensive
understanding of the legal and policy frameworks surrounding abuse reporting,
emphasizing the importance of following these processes.

Facilitator: Carrie A.L. Freshour, LCSW-C is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Carrie Freshour Consulting, LLC, a firm that empowers and equips individuals and teams to maximize their potential, navigate systems change and break down stigma to address the long-standing needs in the behavioral health field.

Equity, fairness, and equality are at the core of the strategies she guides her individual and group clients to implement.  Carrie leads from a purpose-filled lens of strength and resilience, weaving together her lived experience, clinical training, and executive leadership; She’s not afraid to have hard conversations to help teams, organizations, and people break through barriers to achieve and sustain results.

Having worked as a clinical social worker for over twenty-five years, she has extensive experience leading teams, developing programs, and public awareness efforts, writing policies, and creating training curriculums in diverse settings.

She’s a dynamic speaker and facilitator, leading community conversations and conducting community-wide assessments. In addition, she has led internal organizational operations and created inclusive cultures that empower teams to work authentically and transparently.

Carrie provides private executive and leadership coaching; group workshops for corporate, government, and non-profit clients; keynotes, and focus group facilitation. 

She has worked with large and small corporations, State Departments of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Schools, and many other small businesses and entrepreneurs.



April 2nd, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Training Program


10270 Old Columbia Rd., Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046

A cancellation notice is required two business days in advance for a refund. To request a cancellation, please send your request to registration@mdworks.com. This payment is not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deducted as a business expense. Please provide notice of accommodations needed two weeks in advance.
Courses have individual attendance requirements to receive a certificate. Please inquire with the trainer before missing any classes.