Aug
25
Thu
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training @ Jackson Township Safety Center
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Who should attend: Law Enforcement, Fire Department, EMTs, First Responders working in Stark County.

About this event: 

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.

The CIT model was first developed and implemented in 1988 by the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department. The Team was developed to address the special challenges to law enforcement posed by persons with mental illness and to better serve the community.

Local training is led by StarkMHAR and Law Enforcement Partners and involves area mental health/drug and alcohol service providers, NAMI of Stark County, and consumers of mental health/drug and alcohol services and their families. This specialized training has the following goals:

  • To better prepare police officers to handle crises involving people with mental illness and substance use disorders
  • To increase mental health/substance use consumer safety
  • To increase law enforcement officer safety
  • To increase the feeling of safety in the general community
  • To make the mental health/drug and alcohol system more understandable, accessible and responsive to law enforcement to the greatest extent possible with community resources
  • To divert persons with mental illness/substance use disorders to the mental health/substance use system, when appropriate, and not to incarceration

Since 2004, Stark County’s CIT Training program has certified hundreds of officers and first responders. Comprehensive 40-hour courses have been provided twice each calendar year. Law enforcement officers are selected by their Chiefs, Sheriff or their designers to attend this training. Participants should be volunteers and ideally should have good communication and interpersonal skills. The goal for all law enforcement agencies is to have, at a minimum, 25% of their first responders trained.

Location
Jackson Township Safety Center
7383 Fulton Dr NW
Massillon, OH 44646

Cost
This is a free training

Education credits
Not applicable

Registration
Limited space, please register by August 15, 2022

StarkMHAR Board Meeting – Conference call @ TEAMS Conference Call
Aug 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

All public, Board members and staff can participate via conference line.

Dial the following phone number: 1-513-395-0022

Conference ID: 176 569 579#

Aug
26
Fri
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training @ Jackson Township Safety Center
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

click here to register

Who should attend: Law Enforcement, Fire Department, EMTs, First Responders working in Stark County.

About this event: 

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.

The CIT model was first developed and implemented in 1988 by the Memphis, Tennessee Police Department. The Team was developed to address the special challenges to law enforcement posed by persons with mental illness and to better serve the community.

Local training is led by StarkMHAR and Law Enforcement Partners and involves area mental health/drug and alcohol service providers, NAMI of Stark County, and consumers of mental health/drug and alcohol services and their families. This specialized training has the following goals:

  • To better prepare police officers to handle crises involving people with mental illness and substance use disorders
  • To increase mental health/substance use consumer safety
  • To increase law enforcement officer safety
  • To increase the feeling of safety in the general community
  • To make the mental health/drug and alcohol system more understandable, accessible and responsive to law enforcement to the greatest extent possible with community resources
  • To divert persons with mental illness/substance use disorders to the mental health/substance use system, when appropriate, and not to incarceration

Since 2004, Stark County’s CIT Training program has certified hundreds of officers and first responders. Comprehensive 40-hour courses have been provided twice each calendar year. Law enforcement officers are selected by their Chiefs, Sheriff or their designers to attend this training. Participants should be volunteers and ideally should have good communication and interpersonal skills. The goal for all law enforcement agencies is to have, at a minimum, 25% of their first responders trained.

Location
Jackson Township Safety Center
7383 Fulton Dr NW
Massillon, OH 44646

Cost
This is a free training

Education credits
Not applicable

Registration
Limited space, please register by August 15, 2022

Aug
28
Sun
A Walk for Suicide Awareness @ Petros Lake Park
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Remembering, honoring, and supporting those who have been impacted by suicide.
WalkForSuicideAwareness Flyer2022

Aug
31
Wed
Certification & Funding for Local Mental Health & Addiction Services: The Basics – A virtual training for Stark County leaders @ Virtual via Microsoft Teams
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

A.M. Session: CERTIFICATION

The morning session, from 9-10:30, will be hosted virtually by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). You will learn about the certification process that allows for organizations* to be able to provide services for mental health and/or addiction in the community

 *If your organization is already certified by OhioMHAS, you would not need to attend this A.M. session.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Leaders of organizations who want to learn more about how to apply for OhioMHAS certification.

COST:

Free

LOCATION:

Virtual (Microsoft Teams)

REGISTRATION FOR A.M. SESSION

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(If you want to attend the P.M. session too, register for it using the link to the right.)

P.M. Session: FUNDING

The afternoon session, from 1-3:30, will be hosted virtually by Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR). You will learn the basics about how to apply for local funding through StarkMHAR for your organization.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Leaders of organizations who want to learn more about how to apply for StarkMHAR funding. Please note: Organizations must be certified by OhioMHAS in order to apply for StarkMHAR funding (see A.M. session).

COST:

Free

LOCATION:

Virtual (Microsoft Teams)

REGISTRATION FOR P.M. SESSION:

Click here to register

(If you want to attend the A.M. session too, register for it using the link to the left.)

Note:  This training is for organizations, not individuals.  Approval of certification/funding is not guaranteed.

 

Sep
13
Tue
Understanding NEAR: Building Self-Healing Communities @ Virtual via Zoom
Sep 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Who should attend: Priority will be given to in-direct behavioral health provider staff such as reception, fiscal, front office, support staff, maintenance, housing, and any other non-clinically licensed individuals.  However, individuals holding a clinical license may also attend.

About this event: This is a 3-hour interactive presentation on adverse childhood experiences and their impact across the life course.  It will include sections on the neurobiology and brain development of children, epigenetics, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and Resilience.  It will include small and large group dialog, time for reflection, and actions going forward.  This training will assist you in understanding how your own experiences impact your interaction with others in the work environment.  Being aware of how you interact (what you say and how you communicate it) with people seeking services at your organization is important to how the person feels about the agency, their services, and even whether they return.

This training will give clinicians tools to:
– Explore the implications of their own trauma in relation to the clients.  It’s difficult to help someone address their trauma if the clinician doesn’t recognize and address their own.
– Have a deeper conversation with clients about what may be at the root beyond the diagnosis and established treatment plan.
– Offer an opportunity to develop a deeper clinician to client trust.

Learning Objectives:
– Identify and name at least three culturally and linguistically appropriate approaches.
– Understand common stressors experienced by a diverse Latinx community.
– Define social determinants of health and understand its impact on behavioral health outcomes for both US born and immigrant Latinx communities.
– Learn actionable steps to implement both evidenced-based and promising practices to better serve their community.

Presenter: Dave Ellis
Cost:  Free
Location: 
Virtual via Zoom

Education Credits:  3 CEUs
General Continuing Education:  Counselors and Social Workers
P6 – Professional Growth & Responsibility:  OCPC, OCPS, OCPSA
C2 – Counseling Procedures & Strategies with Addicted Populations:  CDCA, LCDC II, LCDC III, LICDC
Registration Closes:  September 12, 2022

The Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board for Social Workers RSX109202 and Counselors RCX119207 and an approved provider of CEUs by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. CEUs are pending for this workshop per 50-17839.
Drug Free Stark County @ StarkMHAR
Sep 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
14
Wed
Understanding NEAR: Building Self-Healing Communities @ Virtual via Zoom
Sep 14 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Click here to register

Who should attend: Priority will be given to in-direct behavioral health provider staff such as reception, fiscal, front office, support staff, maintenance, housing, and any other non-clinically licensed individuals.  However, individuals holding a clinical license may also attend.

About this event: This is a 3-hour interactive presentation on adverse childhood experiences and their impact across the life course.  It will include sections on the neurobiology and brain development of children, epigenetics, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and Resilience.  It will include small and large group dialog, time for reflection, and actions going forward.  This training will assist you in understanding how your own experiences impact your interaction with others in the work environment.  Being aware of how you interact (what you say and how you communicate it) with people seeking services at your organization is important to how the person feels about the agency, their services, and even whether they return.

This training will give clinicians tools to:
– Explore the implications of their own trauma in relation to the clients.  It’s difficult to help someone address their trauma if the clinician doesn’t recognize and address their own.
– Have a deeper conversation with clients about what may be at the root beyond the diagnosis and established treatment plan.
– Offer an opportunity to develop a deeper clinician to client trust.

Learning Objectives:
– Identify and name at least three culturally and linguistically appropriate approaches.
– Understand common stressors experienced by a diverse Latinx community.
– Define social determinants of health and understand its impact on behavioral health outcomes for both US born and immigrant Latinx communities.
– Learn actionable steps to implement both evidenced-based and promising practices to better serve their community.

Presenter: Dave Ellis
Cost:  Free
Location: 
Virtual via Zoom

Education Credits:  3 CEUs
General Continuing Education:  Counselors and Social Workers
P6 – Professional Growth & Responsibility:  OCPC, OCPS, OCPSA
C2 – Counseling Procedures & Strategies with Addicted Populations:  CDCA, LCDC II, LCDC III, LICDC
Registration Closes:  September 12, 2022

The Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board for Social Workers RSX109202 and Counselors RCX119207 and an approved provider of CEUs by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. CEUs are pending for this workshop per 50-17839.
Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Board Development Committee @ StarkMHAR office - 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This meeting will be held in person at the StarkMHAR office at 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.