Upcoming Trainings

Abbreviated training descriptions are provided below. To see full-length descriptions, please click here.

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Ohio START Consortium Meeting

05/12/2021

9:00-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Consortium Meetings will be held on Thursday, May 6th and Wednesday May 12th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. This meeting will focus on providing Ohio START updates and pertinent topics. These virtual meetings will take the place of the in-person quarterly regional meetings. Ohio START staff from all cohorts and all regions are encouraged to attend one of the two scheduled meetings. Anyone from any Cohort or Region may attend either of the two scheduled Ohio START meetings. The content will be the same for both meetings. Agendas will be available prior to the meetings.

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Screening and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders (UNCOPE)

06/16/2021

9:00-12:00

Virtual

, OH

This workshop will assist participants with how to use the evidence-based screening tool (UNCOPE), interpret the results, provide feedback to the parent and offer recommendations to seek further assessment for treatment services. This training is required for Ohio START caseworkers, family peer mentors, non-START CW staff responsible for administering the UNCOPE, suggested for CW supervisors and optional for CW administrators, BH administrators, supervisors/service coordinators. This abbreviated virtual edition meets the full day requirement at this time.

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Trauma Informed Family Engagement: Understanding the impact of implicit bias and structural racism

05/21/2021

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

Join us to explore what it means to be trauma informed in our engagement of families. Together we will explore the cultural and historical context of trauma, learn about structural racism and our own implicit bias. We will unpack the potential impact of those issues on our engagement with families. Participants will identify the six guiding principles to trauma informed care, the importance of authentic family engagement as well as strategies for the implementation of trauma informed family engagement practices.

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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