We've moved! The Center for Hope is now located at 5400 Preakness Way, Baltimore MD, 21215. Reach us at 410-601-HOPE.

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Center For Hope

Center for Hope works to prevent violence before it happens by working closely with the surrounding communities to educate about preventative practices. We also train professionals and youth serving organizations in the field of violence intervention and prevention:

  • Child Abuse and Exploitation
  • Human Trafficking
  • Domestic, Family, and Interpersonal Violence
  • Community Violence
  • Elder Abuse

Forensic Interview Toolbox (FIT)

The Forensic Interview Toolbox (FIT) is structured to help interviewers understand and access all of the best practice methods available to the field of forensic interviewing with children and vulnerable adults. In recent years, research in the field of forensic interviewing has been published at a rapid rate. This expansion in the field allows interviewers to refer to a wide range of best practice methods to obtain both accurate and complete narratives from witnesses (including victims) of not only sexual abuse, but a myriad of other crimes. Previously, adherence to a specific interview protocol was prudent; today interviewers are being encouraged to familiarize themselves with ongoing research, a variety of interview approaches and best practice guidelines, the basis for FIT. Learn more and see our training schedule here.

Training, Education, and Outreach Offerings

Center for Hope provides customizable workshops. All of our offerings are eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s) approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work. To schedule a training for your community or organization, please contact our Community Outreach and Education Department at CFHTraining@lifebridgehealth.org.

For our current schedule of webinars and live streams, please visit our Live Training Schedule.

A complete list of Community Outreach and Education offerings, click here.

Online Training Institute

Center for Hope offers online training opportunities for youth-serving professionals and community members who want to help protect children and youth in Maryland. To learn about Mandated Reporting, Vicarious Trauma & Building Resiliency, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), visit our Online Training Institute.

If you have additional questions, please contact us.