Foundations 4: START Child Welfare Practices
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 everyone that is new to START and has not yet attended this session or anyone that wants a refresher.Register
Nurturing Parenting: Nurturing Self
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.
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. 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.Register
Understanding the Culture of Poverty
All individuals exist in a cultural context, and as service providers, we need to be able to understand how to recognize and address those various cultures in our work. Unfortunately, the culture of poverty is frequently not addressed. This training will explore the culture of poverty experientially. Participants will examine the hidden rules among classes, the differences between generational and situational poverty, and how these factors can shift and inform the therapeutic relationship. Finally, we will identify strategies to apply this knowledge with our clients and their families.Register
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
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.Register
Introduction to START for New Staff
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.Register
Motivational Interviewing for Supervisors: Professional Learning Community (PLC):
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.Register
Ohio START Foundations #3 - Behavioral Health Treatment Provider Strategies
One day training focusing on behavioral health treatment provider strategies within START that support behavioral health treatment and child welfare outcomes. This training is REQUIRED for PCSA START Supervisors and Administrators; BH treatment provider agency(ies) administrators, supervisors/service coordinators; FPM hiring BH agency supervisor (if applicable). It is suggested that START local teams attend together and will have the opportunity to discuss how the strategies will be implemented in their community.Register
Participants will learn the philosophy, values and constructs of the Nurturing Parenting Programs. This THREE day virtual training will be held February 6, 2023 through February 8, 2023. 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 January 20, 2023.
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.
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
- Amy Reinhart – Northeast Region TA
- Sheila Shafer – Southeast Region TA
- Kathi Kurtz – Northeast Region TA/Ohio START Coach
- Mindy Fehrman – Ohio START Coach
- Carly Mesnick- Behavioral Health TA
- Brychelle Mullins- Family Peer Mentor TA