Upcoming Trainings

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

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Break the Cycle: Understanding and Treating Generational Trauma

04/19/2021

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

This workshop will explore how trauma is passed down from generation to generation. The connection between trauma and addiction will be examined. We will explore pathways to healing, including effective trauma treatment strategies for families and individuals, including various motivational, short term, mindfulness-based, and insight focused interventions, allowing for the cultivation and expansion of one's resilience capacity.

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Family Team Meetings

03/31/2021

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 caseworker, FPM, BH Supervisors/service coordinators and suggested for CW supervisors.

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Foundations 4: START Child Welfare Practices

03/10/2021

9:00-4:00

virtual

, OH

ONLY FOR COHORTS 1-3 - This final foundational training supports front-line practice of the START model with the purpose of building on knowledge and supporting the daily work. This training is required for PCSA Ohio START Supervisors, Caseworkers, Family Peer Mentors and BH Supervisors and Service Coordinators. We encourage everyone that is new to START in Cohorts 1-3 to attend. This training will be offered to Cohort 4 in August 2021.

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Nurturing Parenting

04/27/2021

9:30-3:30

Virtual

, OH

Participants will learn the philosophy, values and constructs of the Nurturing Parenting Programs. This 3 day virtual training will be held April 27-29, 2021. Participants must attend all 3 days to receive credit. It will be broken into 3 2-hour sections each day. 9:30-11:30 will be online virtual, 11:30-1:30 will be time for self-guided reading and reflection activities and then will return to online virtual 1:30-3:30.

This training is recommended for PCSA caseworkers, family peer mentors, behavioral health providers and anyone else in the county that may be working with Ohio START families.

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Ohio START Foundations #2 - Family Peer Mentors

04/14/2021

9:00-4:00

, OH

Intended for COHORT 4 - One day training on hiring and supervising family peer mentors. This training is required for PCSA START administrators and supervisors and Hiring Agency administrators and supervisors (if applicable). This training will prepare START sites to recruit, screen, interview, select, train, and supervise FPMs. Staff from cohorts 1-3 that have not previously attended Foundations 2 may also attend.

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Ohio START Foundations #3 - Behavioral Health Treatment Provider Strategies

03/17/2021

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

Intended for COHORT 4 - One day training focusing on behavioral health treatment provider strategies within START that support behavioral health treatment and child welfare outcomes. This training is REQUIRED for PCSA START Supervisors and Administrators; BH treatment provider agency(ies) administrators, supervisors/service coordinators; FPM hiring BH agency supervisor (if applicable). START local teams should attend together and will have the opportunity to discuss how the strategies will be implemented in their community. Staff from cohorts 1-3 that have not previously attended Foundations 3 may also attend.

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Screening and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders (UNCOPE)

05/07/2021

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 & Resilience: Identifying children, parents and families at risk

03/15/2021

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

This training includes an overview of the Childrens Trauma Assessment Center Trauma Screening Checklist (CTAC). We will also look at how to assess the trauma exposure of their parents, using the Adverse Childhood Experience survey (ACE). This training is required for staff administering the CTAC and/or ACE including: START CW caseworker, FPM, BH Supervisors/service coordinators and suggested for CW supervisors.

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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