Upcoming Trainings

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

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Family Team Meetings

03/31/2021

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 caseworker, FPM, BH Supervisors/service coordinators and suggested for CW supervisors.

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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

02/12/2021

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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Ohio START Consortium Meeting

02/04/2021

9:00-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Consortium Meetings will be held on Thursday, February 4th and Wednesday February 10th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. This meeting will focus on providing Ohio START updates. These virtual meetings will take the place of the in-person quarterly regional meetings. 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

02/10/2021

9:00-10:30

Virtual

, OH

Consortium Meetings will be held on Thursday, February 4th and Wednesday February 10th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. This meeting will focus on providing Ohio START updates. These virtual meetings will take the place of the in-person quarterly regional meetings. 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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Secondary Traumatic Stress & Provider Resilience

01/27/2021

9:00-4:00

Virtual

, OH

Secondary Traumatic Stress, the presence of PTSD symptoms due the exposure to other people's traumatic experience, is arguably the biggest threat to the well-being of our workforce. After a quick review of Trauma Informed Care, we?ll explore the impact of Covid-19 on both the families that we work with and on us! Then we?ll define STS and other related terms and conditions. We'll learn how to increase our own resiliency by tapping into the positive experience of compassion satisfaction and meaningful connections. Throughout the entire session, we?ll identify and rehearse strategies to build worker resiliency, increase self-care and address STS.

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

03/15/2021

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, BH Supervisors/service coordinators and suggested for CW supervisors.

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

01/25/2021

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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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
  • Jean Montgomery – Family Peer Mentor TA