Mental Health First Aid® Training for Youth @ StarkMHAR Inclusion Room
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Take the course, help adolescents, strengthen your community

MHFA YouthTrainer: Allison Esber

May 8, 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.

Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting @ StarkMHAR
May 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Program & Evaluation Committee Meeting @ StarkMHAR
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Identification, Triage and Intervention Using the C-SSRS Planning Intervention: Increasing Precision, Redirecting Scarce Resources and Saving Lives @ First Christian Church
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Presented by Adam Lesser, LCSW, Deputy Director of The Columbia Lighthouse Project

Who should attend: Mental Health Providers, Physicians, Hospital staff, Crisis Evaluators, Police, Fire, EMS, Court, Social Workers, Clergy, Schools, Military, Substance Abuse, Homeless and Domestic Violence Shelter Staff.

About the training: Since its implementation, C-SSRS helped reduce suicide rate by 65% over the first ten months in the Tennessee programs of the nation’s largest provider of outpatient community behavioral health care.  Improved questioning using the C-SSRS also reduces over-identification of risk seen with measures that combine ideation and behavior and do not distinguish suicidal and non-suicidal behavior.

Asking about suicide risk cannot be the province of solely specialists if we are to have a successful National Suicide Prevention Strategy and violence reduction.  Knowing that you can ask and knowing how to ask about suicide risk are two key messages that will change how many lives are saved and protected from the effects of violence. The C-SSRS is an effective and feasible tool that can be used by anyone across all sectors of society.  It is part of the toolkit for Zero Suicide recommended by the National Action Alliance.

Location – First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, Ohio 44721.

Cost – This is a free training.

Education credits – 3.5 CEUs available.

Limited space, please register by May 6, 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.  3.5 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are approved for this workshop for Social Workers RSX109202 and Counselors RCX119207.  3.5 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.
Community Affairs Committee Meeting @ StarkMHAR
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Information & Business Technology Subcommittee @ StarkMHAR
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Finance Committee Meeting @ StarkMHAR
May 16 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Opiate Task Force Meeting @ StarkMHAR
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Opiate Task Force is a community based coalition with the purpose of reducing opiate use, abuse, overdose and deaths in Stark County.  It is open to anyone interested in being a part of a group of people concerned about, and willing to address the epidemic of prescription drugs and specifically, opiates in the community and in the State of Ohio.