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

09/11/2020

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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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

08/17/2020

9:00-4:15

Virtual

, OH

Motivational Interviewing is a guided style of communication child welfare professionals can utilize to assist parents or caregivers in identifying reasons to and pathways toward change. Motivational Interviewing attends closely to engagement, and is well-matched to working with families involved with the child welfare system. There is a required prerequisite prior to attending this course. The link to this can be found on the training descriptions page. This six-hour virtual training builds on an existing introductory level of familiarity with Motivational Interviewing. This course is a requirement for Ohio START caseworkers and family peer mentors and is suggested for all supervisors.

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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

09/25/2020

9:00-4:15

Virtual

, OH

Motivational Interviewing is a guided style of communication child welfare professionals can utilize to assist parents or caregivers in identifying reasons to and pathways toward change. Motivational Interviewing attends closely to engagement, and is well-matched to working with families involved with the child welfare system. There is a required prerequisite prior to attending this course. The link to this can be found on the training descriptions page. This six-hour virtual training builds on an existing introductory level of familiarity with Motivational Interviewing. This course is a requirement for Ohio START caseworkers and family peer mentors and is suggested for all supervisors.

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Nurturing Parenting

08/26/2020

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 August 26-28, 2020. Participants must attend all 3 days to receive credit. It will be broken into 3 2-hour sessions 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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Nurturing Parenting

09/28/2020

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 September 28-30, 2020. 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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Secondary Traumatic Stress & Provider Resilience

08/24/2020

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

Secondary Traumatic Stress, the presence of PTSD symptoms due the exposure to other people's traumatic experience, is arguably the biggest threat to the well-being of our workforce. After a quick review of Trauma Informed Care, we?ll explore the impact of Covid-19 on both the families that we work with and on us! Then we?ll define STS and other related terms and conditions. We'll learn how to increase our own resiliency by tapping into the positive experience of compassion satisfaction and meaningful connections. Throughout the entire session, we?ll identify and rehearse strategies to build worker resiliency, increase self-care and address STS.

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Secondary Traumatic Stress & Provider Resilience

09/23/2020

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

Secondary Traumatic Stress, the presence of PTSD symptoms due the exposure to other people's traumatic experience, is arguably the biggest threat to the well-being of our workforce. After a quick review of Trauma Informed Care, we?ll explore the impact of Covid-19 on both the families that we work with and on us! Then we?ll define STS and other related terms and conditions. We'll learn how to increase our own resiliency by tapping into the positive experience of compassion satisfaction and meaningful connections. Throughout the entire session, we?ll identify and rehearse strategies to build worker resiliency, increase self-care and address STS.

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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
  • Jean Montgomery – Family Peer Mentor TA