Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) Professional Development Training in a Rural Region

June 6, 2019

In partnership with The Children's League and the Judy Center, the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute conducted a two-day ACT Raising Safe Kids training for professionals at the Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, Maryland on May 14-15, 2019. ACT Raising Safe Kids is a program developed by the American Psychological Association violence prevention office.

The two-day workshop is designed to train and certify professionals in fields such as education, social work, counseling, psychology, healthcare, nursing and early education as "ACT facilitators," who will conduct the ACT program curriculum to groups of parents and caregivers of young children in their communities. The training was conducted by Dr. Mirian Ofonedu, Ph.D., LCSW-C, Maryland's ACT master trainer and facilitator.