Upcoming Trainings

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

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Motivational Interviewing for Supervisors: Professional Learning Community (PLC):

01/26/2022

9:00-10:00 AM

Virtual

, OH

SUPERVISORS ONLY: This 1-hour Professional Learning Community (PLC) for supervisors will meet monthly, the 4th Wednesday, Jan-Sept. The topics will be repeated three times from January through September to allow the learning and discussion to evolve. Supervisors who attend will be asked to practice the new skills and return to future sessions to learn, share and continue to hone their skills. Prerequisite: Attended Ohio START Intro to MI training or Ohio MESA, or other MI training. This is open to both PCSA and BH supervisors participating in Ohio START.

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

01/26/2022

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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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

01/28/2022

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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Substance Use Disorders 101

02/16/2022

1:00-4:30

Virtual

, OH

This training provides an opportunity to learn information regarding substance use, definitions and classes of different substances and medications utilized for stabilization and support recovery. It will provide an overview of the impact on the brain, family roles and recovery process.

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Trauma & Resilience: Identifying children, parents and families at risk

02/23/2022

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, CW supervisors, and BH Supervisors/service coordinators.

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Family Team Meetings

03/23/2022

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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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
  • Kathi Spirk- Ohio START Coach
  • Carly Mesnick- Behavioral Health TA
  • Brychelle Mullins- Family Peer Mentor TA