Understanding & Developing Family Centered Practice

Date & Time:

Tuesday, February 20
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Register by February 6


121 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702 United States

Who should attend: Behavioral and mental health clinicians, social workers, case managers, peer supporters.


Family centered engagement is a foundational principle in the success of families that experience substance use disorder and other mental and behavioral health issues. This training will highlight what family centered engagement is and place an emphasis on its importance in the behavioral health field.  Additionally, the training will explore barriers and benefits in family centered engagement.  Evidence shows that trauma informed family engagement strategies are an effective tool in increasing the engagement of families struggling with substance use disorder and through examining the six principles of trauma informed care, attendees of the training will be able to gain strategies to engage families affected by substance use disorders and develop a trauma informed engagement plan to utilize in their family engagement practices.


  1. Attendees will increase their knowledge in how family centered engagement is essential in empowering families for change and improving outcomes.
  2. Attendees will learn how the 6 trauma informed principles guide family engagement for families who are suffering from SUD.
  3. Attendees will learn at least 3 family engagement strategies to use with families who experience SUD and other mental and behavioral health issues.

Cost: Free

Continuing Education Units:

5.5 5.5 N/A N/A N/A 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

About the Presenters:

Carly Mesnick, LPCC-S, QSTP

Carly Mesnick is owner, clinician, and consultant at Mesnick Counseling and Consultation LLC. She specializes in clinical counseling and providing education alongside consultation for organizations, businesses, behavioral healthcare providers, and in community settings on trauma informed care, trauma stewardship and resilience, substance use disorder treatment, and children adolescent behavioral health.  Carly is a licensed clinical professional counselor with her supervision designation and has been working as a clinician and director of programs managing the treatment of trauma and co-occurring disorders for over 15 years.  Carly provides advisory guidance and consultation to community coalitions and organizations that provide empowerment, healing, and supportive services for trauma survivors.  She has been published in the Catholic Bioethics and Social Justice publication on Catholic bioethics and invisible problems: human trafficking, clinical care, and social strategy.  Carly is also the Behavioral Health Technical Assistance Consultant for the Ohio START program.  On a personal note, Carly often enjoys playing pickleball, kayaking, and creative expressive arts through art and music. 

Diana Hoover, LSW

Diana has over 20 years’ experience in supervision in the human services field. She worked with children’s protective services caseworkers and stakeholders on family centered engagement and family centered services extensively as a supervisor. Diana has been a technical assistance specialist with Ohio START since in 2019.  She is an approved trainer and coach with OCWTP and OHSTS.  She has presented and trained on numerous related topics in the areas of leadership and supervision for human service professionals and has consulted on several projects in the behavioral health field.

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