Upcoming Trainings

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Ohio START FTM Facilitator Skills




, OH

One of the key ingredients in the Ohio START program is Family Team Meetings (FTMs). This workshop is designed to provide and rehearse the skills needed to successfully facilitate the FTMs. The FTM should be neutrally facilitated, engage all participants, and provide a guided format for identifying strengths, needs, and develop an action plan. This training will review the core principles, components, and skills needed to successfully facilitate FTMs. We will utilize break out rooms for groups to simulate the FTM process with opportunities to rehearse their own facilitation. This skill building session is intended for anyone that currently or will be responsible to facilitate a FTM. Participants must have already attended a full day Ohio START FTM training prior to attending this session.


Technical Assistance

Ohio START provides technical assistance to all Ohio START PCSAs through our Ohio technical assistance consultants in collaboration with our national model experts Children and Family Futures (CFF). Technical assistance is delivered by five TA consultants who will each cover a region of the state. The sixth TA consultant works to recruit, train and mentor the family peer mentors working within the program. The technical assistance consultants are:

  • Diana Hoover – Northwest Region TA
  • Tim Beasley – Southwest Region TA
  • Pam Meermans – Central Region TA
  • Mindy Fehrman – Northeast Region TA
  • Sheila Shafer – Southeast Region TA