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)

08/01/2024

9:00-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Consortium Meetings will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2024, and Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 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)

08/07/2024

9:00-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Consortium Meetings will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2024, and Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 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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Screening and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders (UNCOPE) (8/8 & 8/9)

08/08/2024

9:00-12:00

Virtual

, OH

By registering for this training you are committing to attend both sessions:
8/8/2024 from 9am-12pm &
8/9/2024 from 9am-12pm
This training 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, supervisors, non-START CW staff responsible for administering the UNCOPE, suggested for BH supervisors/service coordinators and optional for CW administrators and BH administrators.

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Introduction to START for New Staff

08/15/2024

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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Foundations 2: Hiring and Supervision of Family Peer Mentors (8/19 & 8/20)

08/19/2024

9:00-12:00

Virtual

, OH

By registering for this training you are committing to attend both sessions:
8/19/2024 from 9am-12pm &
8/20/2024 from 9am-12pm
START Family Peer Mentors (FPM) are individuals in long-term recovery with experiences that sensitize them to the child welfare system. Pairing a FPM with a child welfare worker is an essential component of the START model, and FPMs are key members of the START team in each community. The training is focused specifically on the family peer mentor recovery support process along with hands-on examination of the structure and support that needs to be in place for recruitment, hiring, training and preparation of the family peer mentor, including: clarifying the family peer mentor function and role, preparing the way for working with team members, and providing supervision and support. The training provides Ohio START teams an opportunity to assess their implementation and receive hands-on technical support to develop an action plan for moving their program forward. This training is REQUIRED for PCSA START administrators and supervisors and Hiring Agency administrators and supervisors (if applicable). Caseworkers and family peer mentors should NOT attend.

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Trauma & Resilience: Identifying children, parents and families at risk (8/28 & 8/29)

08/28/2024

9:00-12:00

Virtual

, OH

By registering for this training you are committing to attend both sessions:
8/28/2024 from 9am-12pm &
8/29/2024 from 9am-12pm
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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Trauma Informed Family Engagement: Understanding the impact of implicit bias and structural racism

09/18/2024

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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Foundations 4: START Child Welfare Practices (9/23 & 9/24)

09/23/2024

9:00-12:00

virtual

, OH

By registering for this training you are committing to attend both sessions:
9/23/2024 from 9am-12pm &
9/24/2024 from 9am-12pm
This 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. This is intended for anyone that is new to START and/or has not yet attended this session or anyone that wants a refresher.

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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
  • Carston Mesnick- Behavioral Health TA
  • Brychelle Mullins- Family Peer Mentor TA