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.

PartnerSolutions Informatics Forum for EMR Users in Behavioral Health @ Kent State University at Stark Conference Center
May 20 @ 8:00 am – May 21 @ 4:30 pm

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Dates: Monday, May 20, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM and Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Who should attend: The PartnerSolutions Informatics Forum provides educational and networking opportunities to all behavioral health EMR users.  Join us for two days of learning and networking at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center in Canton, Ohio.

What you can expect to take away:

  • An understanding of different workflows used by other behavioral health EMR users
  • Connections with Managed Care Organizations
  • Resources from vendors for practices to enhance their electronic health records with add-ons
  • Additional information on PartnerSolutions products and much more!

Location: Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, Canton, OH.  Please click here for directions.

Cost: $125 per person; includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and continuing education credits for both days

Education Credits: 9.0 CEUs approved. Click here to view a draft agenda for the day!

Registration Deadline: Please register by Friday, May 17, 2019.

Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter Training @ StarkMHAR Training Room
May 20 @ 8:30 am – May 24 @ 5:00 pm

Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter Training

May 20-24, 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.


Stark County Youth-Led Prevention Meeting @ StarkMHAR
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
PartnerSolutions Governance Committee @ StarkMHAR
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Board Meeting @ StarkMHAR
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stark County Youth-Led Prevention Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
2019 Leadership Breakfast; The Power of Thank You: A Conversation About Engagement & Enthusiasm at Work @ First Christian Church, Heritage Hall
Jun 5 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

At this annual event hear an award-winning speaker who has spoken to hundreds of audiences, that can help you ramp up your employee engagement, leadership, and motivation!   StarkMHAR’s annual community Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Awards, HOPE Awards and Workforce Development Scholarship.

Register today!

Breakfast Keynote: “Grategy”

Lisa Ryan, Chief Appreciation Strategist, Grategy

Meet Lisa Ryan!

As Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy, Lisa Ryan brings more than twenty years of sales, marketing and training experience to her clients and audiences. She works with organizations to help them keep their top talent and best customers from becoming someone else’s. She achieves this by teaching how to build stronger, more profitable, lasting relationships between a company, its employees and customers by creating a stronger emotional connection to the organization. An added benefit of her programs is that her specific steps and actionable ideas are transferable to personal relationships and situations as well.

She is a best-selling author of seven books including The Upside of Down Times: Discovering the Power of Gratitude, which was recently highlighted in NY Times Best Selling Author Harvey Mackay’s syndicated column (Swim with the Sharks Without Getting Eaten Alive.) She is a monthly contributor to four online publications, provides content for a number of association newsletters, and the Wall Street Journal, ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox have quoted her.

Lisa serves on the board of the Ohio Chapter of the National Speakers Association and is past-president of her Toastmasters International Club. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA in marketing from Cleveland State University.

Who should attend:

Business & community leaders, interested community members, service provider administrators, directors & leadership, health & human service provider leaders, System of Care partner leadership, medical professionals, elected officials and school personnel.

Why attend:

Focusing on strengthening workplace culture, improving employee engagement, and initiating gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) for personal and professional transformation, Lisa’s down-to-earth approach and willingness to share best practices have proven to be a winning formula for her national and international audiences.

Plus, celebrate the recipients of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Awards, HOPE Awards and Workforce Development Scholarship.

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Awards honor people who are advancing best practice in encounters involving people who may be struggling with substance use and/or a mental illness.  The CIT awards recognize those who are making a significant positive impact in the Stark County efforts to use de-escalation techniques in crisis situations improving the safety of the officer, consumer and family.  Learn more at

Presented annually, the HOPE Awards honor people and organizations who are making strides and influencing change to advance behavioral health right here in Stark County.  Learn more at

The Workforce Development Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship offered to current workforce to extend their training and education in the Mental Health, Alcohol or Drug field.  Learn more at

Location and Cost:

  • Location: First Christian Church; 6900 Market Avenue N, North Canton, Ohio 44721.
  • Cost: $20.00 per person will cover registration and breakfast. Cash or checks (made payable) to StarkMHAR can be sent to 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702 prior to the event.
  • Education credits: CEUs not applicable.
  • Limited space, please register by Wednesday, May 29, 2019!
Education and Training Committee Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
PartnerSolutions Steering Committee Meeting @ StarkMHAR, Leadership Room
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm