Professional Development &

Training Opportunities 

Training Courses and Education Programs 

Center For Children  is committed to offering training courses that highlight some of the most prominent issues facing children and adolescents  facing abuse and mental illness. 

Our courses help  related professionals develop their skills and further their careers by offering specialized training conducted experienced, licensed individuals with real world field experience. These courses also enable you to earn professional development hours (CEU credits). 


For more information about our training courses or to register for upcoming courses contact

Cathy Meyers at or 301-609-9887 ext. 126.

Spring 2021 Training Courses 

Presented by: Joe Sullivan, PhD of Forensic Solutions 

and the Center for Children

About Dr. Sullivan: Dr. Sullivan is a Registered Forensic Psychologist (Health Professions Council) . He holds a PhD in Forensic Psychology, a Masters Degree in Criminology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Social Sciences and a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work. Dr. Sullivan is an honorary lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. For the past 20 years, Dr. Sullivan has worked with police officers, social workers, probation officers, faith groups and educationalists to provide insights into the motivations, thoughts and behaviors of child sex offenders. Dr Sullivan has worked extensively in law enforcement since 1996, assisting UK and European police forces with investigations into the sexually motivated abduction, murder and assault of children. 


Basic Sex Offender Interview Specialist Course

Monday April 12th - Friday April 16th 2021

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

This course provides participants with a tried and tested methodology for developing, preparing and implementing effective interview strategies...

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Problematic Sexual Behavior (PSB) & Assessing the of Partner Sex Offenders

Monday April 19th  - Tuesday April 20th 2021

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

This course uses up-to-date research and draws on clinical experience to give professionals new knowledge and skills, empowering them to undertake accurate assessments and to work in complex family situations more effectively Read More or Register 


Assessing the Partner of Suspected or Convicted Sex Offenders

Wednesday April 21st  - Thursday April 22nd  2021

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Assessing the partners of suspected or convicted sex offenders pose specific and significant challenges: managing complex relationships, balancing competing responsibilities and handling associated risks are just some of the issues faced by social workers and other professionals working in the field of child sexual exploitation Read More or Register