Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter Training @ StarkMHAR Training Room
Mar 18 @ 8:30 am – Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm

Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter Training

March 18-22, 2019

Doors open at 8:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Who should attend: Any person in recovery wishing to become a certified Peer Supporter.

About this training: 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 in-person integrated peer training, 16 hours of E-Based Academy Courses, and a test.  The integrated peer support curriculum was funded through a SAMHSA BRSS TACS grant in an effort to promote the widespread adoption of recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems for people in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders.

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Location: StarkMHAR Training Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW., Canton, OH 44702.

Parking: Parking located off of Tuscarawas Avenue, REM Parking.  $7.00 fee.  One parking voucher will be given per day.

Cost: This is a free training.  Lunch is at the discretion of the individual.

Education credits: Certified Ohio Peer Supporter.

Finance Committee Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Mar 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Populations Focus Learning Series: Transgender Culture and Community @ Malone University; Johnson Center
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Who should attend: Behavioral Health Case Managers, Community Health Workers, Leadership Staff, Nurses, Program Planning Staff, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers and Certified Peer Support Specialists, Educators, System Navigators and/or Cultural Brokers are encouraged to attend.

About this event: The word “transgender” – or trans – is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity, expression, or behavior is not traditionally associated with their sex assigned at birth.  We will be looking into the many challenges and barriers faced by the community and how we can better serve them.

Location – Malone University-Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, OH 44709.

Cost – This is a free training.

Education credits – 2.0 CEUs pending.

Limited space, please register by March 14, 2019.

The Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is an approved a provider of Continuing Professional Education credits by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker& Marriage and Family Therapist Board and an approved provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.  2.0 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are approved for this workshop for Social Workers RSX109202 and Counselors RCX119207.  2.0 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this workshop are approved with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board for Chemical Dependency Counselors and Prevention Specialists per 50-17839.

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Board Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stark County Youth-Led Prevention Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
PartnerSolutions Governance Committee @ StarkMHAR
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid® Training for Youth @ StarkMHAR Inclusion Room
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Take the course, help adolescents, strengthen your community

MHFA YouthTrainer: Allison Esber

March 29, 2019 from 8:00-5:00 PM

Youth Mental Health First Aid® is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health, addiction or crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid® is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD) and eating disorders.MHFA Youth Logo

Adult and Public Safety Training’s are also available.

There will be a $30.00 fee implemented to cover the cost of materials for any person(s) registering outside of Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery’s funded providers.  Payment is due prior to the first day of training.  You will not be admitted into the training without prior payment as the manual is imperative to the course.  Checks/Money Orders/Cash are accepted forms of payment.  Checks can be made out to StarkMHAR.  Payment can be mailed or dropped off to the StarkMHAR office during regular business hours and brought to the attention of Carrie Long.

Lunch and Learn: PATH at ICAN @ StarkMHAR; Inclusion Room
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by Aaron Wagster, Supportive Services Manager, ICAN Housing

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Who should attend: Directed towards CPSTs and their supervisors, but open to anyone interested in attending.

About the training: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) funds services for people with serious mental illness (SMI) experiencing homelessness. The PATH program engages homeless adults, most from the street, connecting them to community mental health services, housing, mainstream benefits, substance use & other social services while meeting basic needs. Aaron Wagster, Support Services Manager with ICAN, will be at StarkMHAR to discuss how the program works as well as answer any questions on the work that his team does in Stark County.

Location – Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

Parking – Parking located off of Tuscarawas Avenue, REM Parking.  Vouchers provided.

Cost – This is a free training. Lunch will be at the discretion of the attendee. Feel free to bring lunch with you.  The Inclusion Room offers a microwave and a mini fridge.

Education credits – Not applicable.

Education and Training Committee Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stark County Hoarding Coalition @ Goodwill Campus
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Stark County Hoarding Coalition meets from 10:00-11:00am on the first Friday of every month at The Community Campus at Goodwill in room 1440 ABC; 408-9th Street SW, Canton, OH 44707.