Upcoming Trainings

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

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Assessing Safety and Safety Planning in SUD Cases

08/02/2021

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

This workshop is designed to enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of assessing safety and safety planning in cases involved substance use and abuse. It will include a framework for best practice in bias informed client engagement, assessing safety, and safety planning in these complex cases.

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Screening and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders (UNCOPE)

08/04/2021

9:00-12:00

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, non-START CW staff responsible for administering the UNCOPE, suggested for CW supervisors and optional for CW administrators, BH administrators, supervisors/service coordinators. This abbreviated virtual edition meets the full day requirement at this time.

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OhioMHAS Peer Recovery Supporter (PRS) training

08/16/2021

10AM-3PM

Virtual

, OH

OhioMHAS Peer Recovery Supporter (PRS) Training teaches individuals in recovery from a mental health and/or substance use issue to use their experience to help their peers who are also in recovery. This 40-hour PRS training is intended for Family Peer Mentors who are required to become a certified Peer Recovery Supporter and have not already attended the 40-hour training. To attend this training, you must personally be in recovery from an addiction.

This training will take place from August 16-20 and August 23-27, from 10AM-3PM each day with a 1-hour break at noon, and participants must attend the full 40 hours to receive credit. If you miss any portion of the training, you will need to repeat the entire 40 hours at another time, so if you sign up, you must commit to attending the full 40 hours.

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

08/16/2021

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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De-escalation with Compassion

08/18/2021

9:00-12:00

Virtual

, OH

During this half-day training, we present a unique, compassionate approach to addressing challenging situations. De-escalation with compassion is a way to engage with someone in a high-stress situation. It moves beyond tone of voice or posture to full self-reflection and awareness. It includes assessing our own emotional state and bias, not just the other person. It means seeing someone's behavior as a reaction to fear or suffering, instead of acting aggressive or scary. It allows workers to connect with others as a human being even in escalated situations.

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Motivational Interviewing: Practical Application Practice

08/20/2021

9:00-12:00

Virtual

, OH

This follow-up to the Ohio START Introduction to Motivational Interviewing training is formatted as part-refresher and part-learning community, designed to guide practical application ideas and skills about incorporating MI into your professional skillsets. *Completion/attendance of the Ohio START all-day Intro to Motivational Interviewing Training is a required prerequisite.

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Trauma-Informed Resiliency-Oriented Supervision

08/23/2021

9:00-12:15

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.

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Break the Cycle: Understanding and Treating Generational Trauma

08/30/2021

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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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