StarkMHAR Trainings

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Working in partnership with clients, families, healthcare, and behavioral health providers, local county systems such as education, criminal justice, law enforcement, health and human services, elected officials, businesses, faith-based organizations, and community members, StarkMHAR strives to offer a full curriculum of educational events to inspire innovation and to ensure accountability and effectiveness in our local system of client care.

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March 2024

Equity & Inclusion: Cultural Competence & Humility in Health & Human Services – Part 1

March 5 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm @ StarkMHAR | CEU Applicable

The Cultural Competency Training (CCT) will cover topics that are fundamental to cultural competency and cultural humility, which will assist with the understanding of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and develop skills in understanding diverse communities. The CCT curriculum includes but is not limited to:  Compelling Reasons for Cultural Competence, The Dynamics of Diversity, The Impact of Personal Culture on Communication, The Cultural Bumps, and Communicating Effectively through an Interpreter.

Learning Differential Diagnosis When Working with Trauma & Substance Use Disorders

March 8 | 9:00 am – 11:15 am @ Virtual | CEU Applicable

This presentation will cover the Trauma and Substance sections of the new DSM 5 TR. Differential Diagnosis will be stressed, reviewing different techniques and questions that will help identify what other diagnoses could be in play, and how to illicit more honest information from the client to determine appropriate diagnosis. Case studies will be discussed to highlight how to use the skills given.

Peer Recovery Supporter (In Person)

March 11 – 15 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm @ StarkMHAR | CEUs Not Applicable

Peer Services are a process of giving and receiving support and education from individuals with shared life experiences.  Peer Services are provided by individuals in recovery from mental illness and/or addiction who use their lived experience as a tool to assist others by sharing their personal journeys and knowledge.  Individuals engaged in peer services play a vital role in laying the foundation for sustained recovery.  They encourage, inspire and empower others to set recovery goals and achieve them. Ohio’s Peer Supporter training includes a 40-hour virtual integrated peer training, 16 hours of E-Based Academy Courses, and a test.

CIT 40-Hour 

March 11 – 15 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm @ Stark County Sheriff’s Office | CEUs Not Applicable 

This training is exclusively for law enforcement professionals working in Stark County. Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery supports the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training of law enforcement professionals in our community. Crucial to reducing violence and ensuring successful intervention of mental health and substance use situations, officers are trained in proven and effective communication techniques.

QPR – Question.Persuade.Refer.

March 15 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm @ YWCA of Alliance | CEUs Not Applicable

QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.

April 2024

Population Focus Learning Series – Minds Matter: Exploring Neurodiversity Together

April 3 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm @ First Christian Church | CEUs Not Applicable

Neurodiversity refers to the recognition and acceptance of neurological differences in individuals, emphasizing the diversity of the human brain. This training will dive into perspectives vs. reality, and how it varies among all humans. The neurodiverse category has an added twist on the day to day because not all brains operate the same. We will explore the connection between neurodiversity & behavioral health, advocacy, and appropriate ways to support people differently, with curiosity and openness. These modifications in providing support will help construct a cohesive society where we interact collaboratively.

Understanding Grief & Loss

April 17 |  9:00 am – 12:15 pm @ StarkMHAR | CEU Applicable

This program will focus on defining mourning, grief, bereavement and complicated grief as well as discussing the difference between complicated and normal grief.  It will also look at the factors that make our grief unique from one another. Because grief is something that 100% of the population experiences, we will discuss the diagnostic criteria and the ethical issues surrounding it’s inclusion in the DSM5.

Trauma Mindfulness

April 17 | 1:15 pm – 4:30 pm @ StarkMHAR | CEU Applicable

Trauma is a complex condition and according to Peter Levine, PH.D., “The most avoided, ignored, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering.”  This workshop will help the professional gain a better understanding of trauma, obvious and less obvious ways in which it can occur, and how it impacts the grieving process.  The importance of using sensory interventions in the therapeutic process will be explained and examples will be shown.  Techniques will be learned through interactive participation.

Trauma Informed Care for Substance Use Disorders

April 23 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm @ StarkMHAR | CEU Applicable

This workshop will address the issue of trauma as it affects individual clients, clinicians, and systems of care. A history of trauma is extremely common in individuals presenting for mental health and/or substance use disorders treatment. Attention to trauma issues occurs on a continuum ranging from trauma-informed to trauma-sensitive to trauma-integrated. A trauma-informed approach seeks to raise awareness about trauma among all behavioral and physical health caregivers. A trauma-sensitive approach promotes screening and treatment methods that take past trauma into account without re-traumatizing the client and fully integrates trauma issues into all aspects of care delivery especially through the use of specific models used to treat trauma.

QPR – Question.Persuade.Refer.

April 24 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ Stark County Educational Service Center | CEUs Not Applicable

QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.

May 2024

CIT Dispatcher Training

May 1 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm @ StarkMHAR | Not CEU Applicable

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery supports the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training of law enforcement professionals in our community. Crucial to reducing violence and ensuring successful intervention of mental health and substance use situations, dispatchers are trained in proven and effective communication techniques.

Motivational Interviewing I & II

May 7 and 8 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm @ StarkMHAR | CEU Applicable

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals…

QPR – Question.Persuade.Refer.

May 9 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm @ The 708 | CEUs Not Applicable

QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.

Equity & Inclusion: Cultural Competence & Humility in Health & Human Services – Part 2

May 14 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm @ StarkMHAR | CEU Applicable

The Cultural Competency Training (CCT) Advanced module will increase the awareness, knowledge and skills required to function effectively with cultural differences that may be present in the area of medical services, service organizations and agencies, medical interpretation and community partnership. The CCT Advanced curriculum includes, but is not limited to: building a culturally competent system of care and community partnership.

Ins and Outs of Medical Cannabis in Ohio

May 17 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm @ Virtual | CEU Applicable

The medical use of cannabis was legalized in Ohio in 2016. This interactive webinar will provide an overview of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, with an important focus on laws related to the use of medical cannabis. This presentation will also focus on the potential harms and benefits of medical cannabis use and the impact of medical cannabis use on mental health and substance use outcomes.

June 2024

Family Peer Support

June 3 – 7 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm @ StarkMHAR | CEUs Not Applicable

This training is for parents with lived experience raising a child with behavioral/mental health challenges who are interested in learning how to support other families in navigating youth-serving systems.

Recovery Management

June 11 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm @ StarkMHAR | CEU Applicable

Recovery Management (RM) is a philosophical framework for organizing addiction treatment services to provide pre-recovery identification and engagement, recovery initiation and stabilization, long-term recovery maintenance, and quality of life enhancement for individuals and families affected by severe substance use disorders. Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, such as the RM model developed by William White, have begun to shape the future of addictions treatment programming. Acute Care (AC) models of treatment are not the best frameworks treating severe and persistent opiate and other substance abuse problems. This workshop will explore the core principles of the Recovery Management model and will look to advance the discussion about how treatment services can be made more relevant and effective for individuals with severe and persistent opiate and other substance abuse treatment needs.

QPR – Question.Persuade.Refer.

June 17 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm @ StarkMHAR | CEUs Not Applicable

QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.

The Costs & Gifts of Caring: Moving from Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Resilience

June 28 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Stark State College | CEU Applicable

This training will explore how to promote healing and hope in those we serve, our staff, each other, and ourselves.  Develop skills for coaching to help us walk with and empower those we support instead of rescuing them.  Explore the origins of the differences between, and ways to, address vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, and burnout in our staff and ourselves.  As well as its impact on the agency and what can be done about it.  We will look at what research tells us, what our work experiences have shown us and develop a plan to assist us, our staff and those we serve in negotiating this work that is as challenging as it is needed.