Upcoming Trainings

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

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Ohio START Consortium Meeting

08/10/2022

9:00-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Consortium Meetings will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, and Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 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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Nurturing Parenting: Discipline

08/12/2022

9:30-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Attendees will review the construct of Discipline, examine interventions related, and discuss questions on this construct.
Prerequisite to attend this training is to have attended and completed the 3 day Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training presented by Ohio Guidestone.

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Ohio START FTM Facilitator Skills

08/16/2022

1:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

One of the key ingredients in the Ohio START program is Family Team Meetings (FTMs). This workshop is designed to provide and rehearse the skills needed to successfully facilitate the FTMs. The FTM should be neutrally facilitated, engage all participants, and provide a guided format for identifying strengths, needs, and develop an action plan. This training will review the core principles, components, and skills needed to successfully facilitate FTMs. We will utilize break out rooms for groups to simulate the FTM process with opportunities to rehearse their own facilitation. This skill building session is intended for anyone that currently or will be responsible to facilitate a FTM. Participants must have already attended a full day Ohio START FTM training prior to attending this session.

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

08/17/2022

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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Screening and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders (UNCOPE)

08/19/2022

9:00-4:00

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, supervisors, non-START CW staff responsible for administering the UNCOPE, suggested for BH supervisors/service coordinators and optional for CW administrators and BH administrators. This training has returned to a full day session.

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

08/24/2022

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. This is open to both PCSA and BH supervisors participating in Ohio START.

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Nurturing Parenting: Nurturing Self

08/26/2022

9:30-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Attendees will review Nurturing Self, examine interventions to aid clients in nurturing themselves, and discuss questions regarding the implementation of Nurturing Self.
Prerequisite to attend this training is to have attended and completed the 3 day Nurturing Parenting Facilitator Training presented by Ohio Guidestone.

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Foundations 4: START Child Welfare Practices

08/31/2022

9:00-4:00

virtual

, OH

ALL COHORTS: 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. This is intended for Cohort 5 and Cohorts 1-4 for anyone that is new to START and has not yet attended this session or anyone that wants a refresher.

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So Done! Polyvagal Strategies When It Just Won't End

09/07/2022

1:00 - 4:15 pm

Virtual

, OH

This highly interactive workshop will begin by reviewing burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary stress. Participants will receive the Professional Quality of Life tool to complete PRIOR to attending the session and will have an opportunity to share results and discuss strategies in small groups. The training explores boundaries, guardrails and expands emotional language to support a healthy workforce. The training discusses the Polyvagal Theory to frame the exploration of practices to calm and strengthen our nervous systems.

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Family Toolkit: Genograms, ecomaps, and more!

09/14/2022

9:00-12:00

Virtual

, OH

Participants will obtain useful information in terms of assessment tools and techniques that promote engagement, build rapport, and gather information critical to understanding of both individual and familial experience within the family system and as part of the larger culture. Participants will learn how to effectively engage individuals and families with experiential activities using genograms, ecomaps and other tools.

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Trauma-Informed Resiliency-Oriented Supervision

09/14/2022

1:00-4:15

Virtual

, OH

This session will address the supervisory relationship as a parallel process of promoting resilience, providing both support to the supervisees and a roadmap for the relationship that the supervisee has with the family. We will also address supervisory strategies to monitor and prevent SES symptoms related to resilience promotion. Small group breakouts will be used to promote and model reflective discussions around resiliency components and promotion. Intended for Supervisors and administrators only.

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Joyful Together

09/16/2022

9:30-12:30

Virtual

, OH

Joyful Together® is an attachment, play-based model that seeks to build resiliency in children, caregivers and families by infusing joy throughout everyday activities. To complement the half day training, the training session cohort will receive six monthly consultation sessions to facilitate continued learning and successful implementation.

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Nurturing Parenting

09/20/2022

9:30-3:30

Virtual

, OH

Participants will learn the philosophy, values and constructs of the Nurturing Parenting Programs. This THREE day virtual training will be held September 20 - 22, 2022. 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.

Deadline to register is September 5, 2022.

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

09/28/2022

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. This is open to both PCSA and BH supervisors participating in Ohio START.

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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:

  • Tim Beasley – Southwest Region TA
  • Diana Hoover – Northwest Region TA
  • Pam Meermans – Central Region TA
  • Amy Reinhart – Northeast Region TA
  • Sheila Shafer – Southeast Region TA
  • Kathi Spirk – Northeast Region TA/Ohio START Coach
  • Mindy Fehrman – Ohio START Coach
  • Carly Mesnick- Behavioral Health TA
  • Brychelle Mullins- Family Peer Mentor TA