Upcoming Trainings

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

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Ohio START Consortium Meeting (Virtual)

02/02/2023

9:00-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Consortium Meetings will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, and Wednesday, January 8, 2023, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. This meeting will focus on providing Ohio START updates and pertinent topics. 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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Ohio START Consortium Meeting (Virtual)

02/08/2023

9:00-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Consortium Meetings will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, and Wednesday, January 8, 2023, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. This meeting will focus on providing Ohio START updates and pertinent topics. 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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Assessing Safety and Safety Planning in SUD Cases

02/10/2023

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

This training is designed to enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of assessing safety and safety planning in cases involved substance use and abuse. It will include a framework for best practice in bias informed client engagement, assessing safety, and safety planning in these complex cases.

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Supporting LGBTQIA+ Families

02/15/2023

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

This training will begin by introducing the concept of queer theory and exploring how privilege and prejudice effect the queer community. Participants will learn current terminology while exploring LGBT+ history and the developmental processes of queer youth. Case examples, clinical tools, and resources will be reviewed. We will focus on how to create an affirming environment and review The Family Acceptance Project, which is an evidence-based intervention that focuses on reducing family rejection. We will also explore ways to assist LGBT youth and review current federal and state rights. Finally, we will review research on LGBT+ parenting.

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Introduction to START for New Staff

02/16/2023

2:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

This introductory course provides staff new to the Ohio START program with the basics necessary to begin working with families. It includes a brief review of key aspects of START including eligibility, timelines, roles and responsibilities, and engaging clients and family serving agencies. Staff will also need to complete the full day Foundations 4 training when next available. This is not intended for anyone that has already attended Foundations 4.

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Supervisor Professional Learning Community: Empowering Your Staff

02/16/2023

9:00-10:00 AM

Virtual

, OH

SUPERVISORS ONLY: Supervision, though seemingly straight forward, can be defined, delivered and utilized in many ways. Providing effective supervision involves developing a self-awareness of individual leadership styles and when a situation may call for a different style. This 1-hour session provides Ohio START supervisors with an overview of leadership styles; the connection between supervision and being a leader; and an opportunity to examine and explore the type of supervisor they are or strive to become.

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Motivational Interviewing: Practical Application Practice

02/17/2023

9:00-10:00

Virtual

, OH

This follow-up to the Ohio START Introduction to Motivational Interviewing training is formatted as part-refresher and part-learning community, designed to guide practical application ideas and skills about incorporating MI into your professional skillsets. *Completion/attendance of the Ohio START all-day Intro to Motivational Interviewing Training is a required prerequisite.

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So Done! Polyvagal Strategies When It Just Won't End

02/21/2023

1:00 - 4:15 pm

Virtual

, OH

This highly interactive workshop will begin by reviewing burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary stress. Participants will receive the Professional Quality of Life tool to complete PRIOR to attending the session and will have an opportunity to share results and discuss strategies in small groups. The training explores boundaries, guardrails and expands emotional language to support a healthy workforce. The training discusses the Polyvagal Theory to frame the exploration of practices to calm and strengthen our nervous systems.

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Family Team Meetings

02/22/2023

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

One of the key ingredients in the Ohio START program is Family Team Meetings (FTM). This training will describe the core principles, components, and skills needed to successfully facilitate FTMs. This training is required for staff that will take active role in FTMs including: START CW supervisors, START CW caseworkers, FPM, and BH Supervisors/service coordinators.

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Nurturing Parenting: Appropriate Expectations & Family Roles

02/24/2023

9:30-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Attendees will review the constructs of Appropriate Expectations and Family roles, examine interventions related, and discuss questions on this construct.
Prerequisite to attend this training is to have attended and completed the 3 day Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training presented by Ohio Guidestone.

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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 TA consultants who will each cover a region of the state. The Family Peer Mentor TA works to recruit, train and mentor the family peer mentors working within the model. The technical assistance consultants are:

  • Tim Beasley – Southwest Region TA
  • Diana Hoover – Northwest Region TA
  • Pam Meermans – Central Region TA
  • Sheila Shafer – Southeast Region TA
  • Kathi Kurtz – Northeast Region TA/Ohio START Coach
  • Mindy Fehrman – Ohio START Coach
  • Carly Mesnick- Behavioral Health TA
  • Brychelle Mullins- Family Peer Mentor TA