Community Affairs Committee Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Drug Free Stark County @ StarkMHAR
Mar 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid® Training for Adults @ StarkMHAR Inclusion Room
Mar 13 @ 8:30 am – Mar 14 @ 12:30 pm

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Trainer: Terri Turner

March 13/14, 2019 from 8:30-12:30 PM

This training is for non-clinical staff.

Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them.

You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care.  Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. MHFA Woman Image

Sometimes, the best first aid is you.

Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.

MHFA Statement

**There will be a $30.00 fee implemented to cover the cost of materials for any person(s) registering outside of the Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery’s funded providers. Payment is due prior to the first day of training. You will not be permitted to attend 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
Mar 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Program & Evaluation Committee Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
YouthMOVE Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Opiate Task Force Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Mar 15 @ 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.

Identification, Triage and Intervention Using the C-SSRS Planning Intervention: Increasing Precision, Redirecting Scarce Resources and Saving Lives @ First Christian Church
Mar 18 @ 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 March 11, 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.
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.

Additional information can be found by clicking here.

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.

Executive Committee Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Mar 19 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am