Upcoming Trainings

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

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Cuyahoga CTAC Training

02/28/2020

9:00-12:15

Cuyahoga DCFS

3955 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, OH

This training is restricted to only Cuyahoga DCFS staff.

This workshop will provide an overview of trauma and resilience. Participants will learn how to use the required trauma screening tool for children, Children's Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC), interpret the results, provide feedback to the family and offer recommendations for further assessment for treatment services. This training is required for Ohio START caseworkers, family peer mentors and anyone administering the CTAC.

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Cuyahoga Needs Portal Training

02/28/2020

1:30-3:30

Cuyahoga DCFS

3955 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, OH

This training is restricted to only Cuyahoga DCFS staff.

Participants will receive instruction on the Ohio START Needs Portal that is required to collect data for the evaluation. The Needs Portal will be used to record responses to assessments for substance abuse (UNCOPE) and trauma exposure (ACES, CTAC), create service referrals, track service provision, including parent mentor visitations and generate reports all within one environment.   This is required for Ohio START caseworkers, family peer parent mentors and suggested for any service providers that are working with Ohio START families.

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Foundations 4: START Child Welfare Practices

03/10/2020

9:00-4:00

Ohio Fire Academy

8895 East Main Street

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

For Cohorts 1 and 2 - One day refresher on implementation especially for any newer staff that have not previously attended this required Foundations training (previously called Foundations 3 for cohorts 1 & 2) Presented by CFF, 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. START local teams are encouraged to attend together.

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Foundations 4: START Child Welfare Practices

03/11/2020

9:00-4:00

Ohio Means Jobs Stark County

822 30th Street NW

Canton, OH 44709

One day training for cohort 3 on implementing Ohio START. Register for either 3/11 or 3/12, not both. Presented by CFF, 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. START local teams should attend together and will have the opportunity to discuss next steps as they prepare to take cases.

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Foundations 4: START Child Welfare Practices

03/12/2020

9:00-4:00

Allen County Children Services

123 West Spring Street

Lima, OH 45801

One day training for cohort 3 on implementing Ohio START. Register for either 3/11 or 3/12, not both. Presented by CFF, 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. START local teams should attend together and will have the opportunity to discuss next steps as they prepare to take cases.

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Ohio START Regional Meeting

02/25/2020

10:00 - 1:00

Delaware County JFS

145 N Union, Room 235

Delaware, OH 43015

These meetings will take the place of the previous cohort 1 and cohort 2 quarterly meetings. Ohio START staff from all cohorts are encouraged to attend. Anyone from any Cohort or Region may attend any of the scheduled Ohio START Regional meetings. Most of the content will be similar between the meetings. Specific agendas will be available prior to the meetings.

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Ohio START Regional Meeting

02/26/2020

10:00 - 1:00

Ross County Conference Room

475 Western Ave

Chillicothe, OH 45601

These meetings will take the place of the previous cohort 1 and cohort 2 quarterly meetings. Ohio START staff from all cohorts are encouraged to attend. Anyone from any Cohort or Region may attend any of the scheduled Ohio START Regional meetings. Most of the content will be similar between the meetings. Specific agendas will be available prior to the meetings.

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Screening and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders (UNCOPE)

03/04/2020

9:00-4:00

Central Ohio Regional Training Center (CORTC)

855 W. Mound St.

Columbus, OH 43223

Screening and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders (UNCOPE)
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. Participants will also become familiar with the assessment process, treatment levels of care, Medication-Assisted Treatment and realistic expectations for aftercare, relapse and/or recovery.

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Screening and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders (UNCOPE)

03/17/2020

9:00-4:00

Ashland County JFS

15 West Fourth Street

Ashland, OH 44805

Screening and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders (UNCOPE)
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. Participants will also become familiar with the assessment process, treatment levels of care, Medication-Assisted Treatment and realistic expectations for aftercare, relapse and/or recovery.

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Technical Assistance

Ohio START provides technical assistance to all Ohio START PCSAs through our national model experts Children and Family Futures (CFF) and local technical assistance consultants located in Ohio. 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 regional consultants are:

  • Diana Hoover- Northwest
  • Tim Beasley – Southwest
  • Pam Meermans- Central
  • Mindy Fehrman – Northeast
  • Sheila Shafer- Southeast