Training Center


StarkMHAR COVID-19 Protocols per the CDC

Current Stark County COVID-19 Community Level = LOW

  • Mask wearing is optional.
  • Sign in at the front desk/venue upon arrival.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

StarkMHAR is continually monitoring the CDC and Governor DeWine’s COVID-19 recommended actions/protocols and will adapt our safety measures as needed.

General CDC recommended actions based on current level:
Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines.  Get tested if you have symptoms. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask on public transportation. You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others.


About the StarkMHAR Training Center

Working in partnership with clients, families, healthcare and behavioral healthcare providers, local county systems such as education, criminal justice, law enforcement, health and human services, elected officials, businesses, faith-based organizations, and community members, StarkMHAR strives to offer a full curriculum of educational events to inspire innovation and to ensure accountability and effectiveness in our local system of client care.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) is an approved provider of  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. StarkMHAR’s provider number assigned by CE Broker is 50-17839.

  • Note that an individual’s CEUs are calculated based on the sign-in sheet for each training.
  • You will ONLY be awarded credit for the time that you signed in, we are unable to make exceptions.
  • A CEU cannot be granted for trainings that are less than one hour in length, for refreshment breaks, lunches, and other activities not directly part of the instructional experience.
  • For a conference with multiple sessions, you will be required to attend each individual session in its entirety to receive credit.
  • CEU Certificates will be distributed to the email address supplied during registration within 7 business days of the event. 
  • Please retain a copy for your records.

Contact

For questions, please contact Bev James, Training Coordinator, at bev.james@starkmhar.org or 330-430-3980.


UPCOMING TRAININGS


November 2022

Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Understanding Grief and Loss – Click to register & for more information

Grief is something that 100% of the population experiences.  This program will focus on the defining mourning, grief, bereavement and complicated grief as well as discuss the difference between complicated and normal grief.  In order for funeral directors to better serve their families, it’s important to look at key, specific issues.  It will also look at the factors that make our grief unique from one another.
Presenter: Julia Ellfritt, LISW-S
Location: First Christian Church – Heritage Hall
Who Should Attend: CPST’s, counselors, social workers
Continuing Education Units: 3.0
Please Register By: November 18, 2022


December 2022

Friday | December 9, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Clinical Supervision with Difficult Cases: Using the Science of Change to Enhance Effectiveness in Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment –  Click to register and for more information

In this presentation, supervisors will learn the secret sauce of what works in psychotherapy. The knowledge of what works operates at a different level of abstraction and reflects the unifying theory of change in psychotherapy. By understanding the theory of change supervisors can provide guidance to clinicians regardless of what best practice model they are using. They can help clinicians to integrate what they have learned from various models they have learned. And help clinicians to identify and overcome glitch points in therapy as well as to overcome glitch points that reflect a weakness of a particular model.
Presenter: Andy Solovey, ACSW, LISW-S
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend: Counselors, Social Workers
Continuing Education Units: 6.0
Please Register By: December 8, 2022

Monday | December 12, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

QPR – Question. Persuade. Refer. – Click to register & for more information

QPR is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.
Presenter:  TBD
Location:  The 708
Who Should Attend:  Open to the general public – anyone interested in learning how to help prevent suicide
Continuing Education Units:  Not applicable
Please Register By:  December 8, 2022


January 2023

Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Advanced Ethics – Click to register & for more information 

The Advanced Ethics training will teach participants to describe the medical model, how to protect themselves and their clients, the four factors which go into ethical decision making, common ethical issues in the mental health field, and the “Good Faith Estimate” requirement which came into effect in January 2022.
Presenter: Jim Heisel, LISW, LICDC
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend: Counselors, Social Workers
Continuing Education Units: 3.0
Please Register By: January 9, 2023

Wednesday | January 25, 2023 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

QPR – Question. Persuade. Refer. – Click to register & for more information

QPR is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.
Presenter:  Mary Kreitz
Location: 
Stark County Educational Service Center
Who Should Attend:  Open to the general public – anyone interested in learning how to help prevent suicide
Continuing Education Units:  Not applicable
Please Register By:  January 23, 2023


February 2023

Friday | February 03, 2023 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Equity & Inclusion: Cultural Competence & Humility in Health & Human Services -Click to register & for more information

The Cultural Competency Training (CCT) will cover topics that are fundamental to cultural competency and cultural humility, which will assist with the understanding of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and develop skills in understanding diverse communities.  The CCT curriculum includes but is not limited to:  Compelling Reasons for Cultural Competence, The Dynamics of Diversity, The Impact of Personal Culture on Communication, The Cultural Bumps, and Communicating Effectively through an Interpreter.
Presenter:  Isaac Baez, MPH, CDE
Location:  First Christian Church – Heritage Hall
Who Should Attend: Open to the general public
Continuing Education Units:  7.25 
Please Register By:
January 30, 2023

Friday | February 10, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Reimagining Trauma – Click to register & for more information

A global pandemic, the fight for social justice, and significant system transformation have impacted children, youth, and families in ways that are not yet clear.  In addition, these drivers have had an unprecedented impact on workforce that requires a new vision for moving forward.  Reimaging Trauma will explore the strategies to manage the current challenges and how trauma impacts individuals and the systems that serve children, youth, and families.  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.  Reimaging trauma is about you, your work, your health, and your life.
Presenter:  Elizabeth Manley, LSW
Location:  Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend: Priority will be given to direct behavioral health provider staff such as peer support, case managers, counselors/therapists, and nursing and medical staff.  However, in-direct staff such as reception, fiscal, front office, support staff, maintenance, housing, and any other non-clinically licensed individuals may also attend.
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By: February 9, 2023

Friday | February 10, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Reimagining Trauma – Click to register & for more information

A global pandemic, the fight for social justice, and significant system transformation have impacted children, youth, and families in ways that are not yet clear.  In addition, these drivers have had an unprecedented impact on workforce that requires a new vision for moving forward.  Reimaging Trauma will explore the strategies to manage the current challenges and how trauma impacts individuals and the systems that serve children, youth, and families.  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.  Reimaging trauma is about you, your work, your health, and your life.
Presenter:  Elizabeth Manley, LSW
Location:  Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend: Priority will be given to direct behavioral health provider staff such as peer support, case managers, counselors/therapists, and nursing and medical staff.  However, in-direct staff such as reception, fiscal, front office, support staff, maintenance, housing, and any other non-clinically licensed individuals may also attend.
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By: February 9, 2023

Monday | February 13, 2023 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

QPR – Question. Persuade. Refer. – Click to register & for more information

QPR is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.
Presenter:  Janice Johnson
Location:  Family Empowerment Ministries Inc. (FEMI)
Who Should Attend:  Open to the general public – anyone interested in learning how to help prevent suicide
Continuing Education Units:  Not applicable
Please Register By:  February 10, 2023

Tuesday | February 14, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Understanding NEAR: Building Self-Healing Communities – Click to register & for more information

This training is recommended for all behavioral health providers, in-direct staff (priority), and direct staff, in Stark County and is part of an initiative through the Continuous Improvement in Behavioral Health (CIBH) grant. *Stark County providers will have priority for registration.
Understanding NEAR 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.
Presenter:  Dave Ellis
Location:  Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend:  All behavioral health providers
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By:  February 13, 2023

Wednesday | February 15, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Understanding NEAR: Building Self-Healing Communities – Click to register & for more information

This training is recommended for all behavioral health providers, in-direct staff (priority), and direct staff, in Stark County and is part of an initiative through the Continuous Improvement in Behavioral Health (CIBH) grant. *Stark County providers will have priority for registration.
Understanding NEAR 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.
Presenter:  Dave Ellis
Location:  Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend:  All behavioral health providers
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By:  February 13, 2023


March 2023

Wednesday | March 8 & 22, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Motivational Interviewing I and II – Click to register & for more information

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices makes an attempt to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants, with an emphasis on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
Presenter:  Michael T. Sanford II, MSSA
Location:  First Christian Church – Heritage Hall
Who Should Attend:  Open – must attend both days
Continuing Education Units: 12.0 total
Please Register By: March 1, 2023

Thursday | March 9, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Reimagining Trauma – Click to register & for more information

A global pandemic, the fight for social justice, and significant system transformation have impacted children, youth, and families in ways that are not yet clear.  In addition, these drivers have had an unprecedented impact on workforce that requires a new vision for moving forward.  Reimaging Trauma will explore the strategies to manage the current challenges and how trauma impacts individuals and the systems that serve children, youth, and families.  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.  Reimaging trauma is about you, your work, your health, and your life.
Presenter:  Elizabeth Manley, LSW
Location:  Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend: Priority will be given to direct behavioral health provider staff such as peer support, case managers, counselors/therapists, and nursing and medical staff.  However, in-direct staff such as reception, fiscal, front office, support staff, maintenance, housing, and any other non-clinically licensed individuals may also attend.
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By: March 8, 2023

Thursday | March 9, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Reimagining Trauma – Click to register & for more information

A global pandemic, the fight for social justice, and significant system transformation have impacted children, youth, and families in ways that are not yet clear.  In addition, these drivers have had an unprecedented impact on workforce that requires a new vision for moving forward.  Reimaging Trauma will explore the strategies to manage the current challenges and how trauma impacts individuals and the systems that serve children, youth, and families.  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.  Reimaging trauma is about you, your work, your health, and your life.
Presenter:  Elizabeth Manley, LSW
Location:  Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend: Priority will be given to direct behavioral health provider staff such as peer support, case managers, counselors/therapists, and nursing and medical staff.  However, in-direct staff such as reception, fiscal, front office, support staff, maintenance, housing, and any other non-clinically licensed individuals may also attend.
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By: March 8, 2023

Monday | March 13, 2023 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

QPR – Question. Persuade. Refer. – Click to register & for more information

QPR is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.
Presenter:  Kylee Crislip
Location:  StarkMHAR
Who Should Attend:  Open to the general public – anyone interested in learning how to help prevent suicide
Continuing Education Units:  Not applicable
Please Register By:  March 10, 2023

Thursday | March 23, 2023 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Advanced Equity and Inclusion: Cultural Competence and Humility in Health and Human Services – Click to register & for more information

The Cultural Competency Training (CCT) Advanced module will increase the awareness, knowledge and skills required to function effectively with cultural differences that may be present in the area of medical services, service organizations and agencies, medical interpretation and community partnership. The CCT Advanced curriculum includes, but is not limited to: building a culturally competent system of care and community partnership.
Presenter:  Isaac Baez, MPH, CDE
Location:  First Christian Church – Heritage Hall
Who Should Attend: Open to the general public – but must have attended the Basic Equity and Inclusion Training.
Continuing Education Units:  7.25 
Please Register By:
March 17, 2023


April 2023

Wednesday | April 12, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Reimagining Trauma – Click to register & for more information

A global pandemic, the fight for social justice, and significant system transformation have impacted children, youth, and families in ways that are not yet clear.  In addition, these drivers have had an unprecedented impact on workforce that requires a new vision for moving forward.  Reimaging Trauma will explore the strategies to manage the current challenges and how trauma impacts individuals and the systems that serve children, youth, and families.  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.  Reimaging trauma is about you, your work, your health, and your life.
Presenter:  Elizabeth Manley, LSW
Location:  Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend: Priority will be given to direct behavioral health provider staff such as peer support, case managers, counselors/therapists, and nursing and medical staff.  However, in-direct staff such as reception, fiscal, front office, support staff, maintenance, housing, and any other non-clinically licensed individuals may also attend.
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By: April 11, 2023

Wednesday | April 12, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Reimagining Trauma – Click to register & for more information

A global pandemic, the fight for social justice, and significant system transformation have impacted children, youth, and families in ways that are not yet clear.  In addition, these drivers have had an unprecedented impact on workforce that requires a new vision for moving forward.  Reimaging Trauma will explore the strategies to manage the current challenges and how trauma impacts individuals and the systems that serve children, youth, and families.  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.  Reimaging trauma is about you, your work, your health, and your life.
Presenter:  Elizabeth Manley, LSW
Location:  Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend: Priority will be given to direct behavioral health provider staff such as peer support, case managers, counselors/therapists, and nursing and medical staff.  However, in-direct staff such as reception, fiscal, front office, support staff, maintenance, housing, and any other non-clinically licensed individuals may also attend.
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By: April 11, 2023

Monday | April 17, 2023 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

QPR – Question. Persuade. Refer. – Click to register & for more information

QPR is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.
Presenter:  TBD
Location:  The 708
Who Should Attend:  Open to the general public – anyone interested in learning how to help prevent suicide
Continuing Education Units:  Not applicable
Please Register By:  April 14, 2023

Tuesday | April 18, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Understanding NEAR: Building Self-Healing Communities – Click to register & for more information

This training is recommended for all behavioral health providers, in-direct staff (priority), and direct staff, in Stark County and is part of an initiative through the Continuous Improvement in Behavioral Health (CIBH) grant. *Stark County providers will have priority for registration.
Understanding NEAR 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.
Presenter:  Dave Ellis
Location:  Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend:  All behavioral health providers
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By:  April 17, 2023

Wednesday | April 19, 2023 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Understanding NEAR: Building Self-Healing Communities – Click to register & for more information

This training is recommended for all behavioral health providers, in-direct staff (priority), and direct staff, in Stark County and is part of an initiative through the Continuous Improvement in Behavioral Health (CIBH) grant. *Stark County providers will have priority for registration.
Understanding NEAR 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.
Presenter:  Dave Ellis
Location:  Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend:  All behavioral health providers
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By:  April 17, 2023


May 2023

Monday – Friday | May 1 – May 5, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Family Peer Support Training – Click to register & for more information

Parent-to-parent peer support builds effective engagement and can facilitate more positive outcomes for a family. This one-to-one, face-to-face intensive work is provided by trained caregivers with lived experience and is usually offered in the family’s home and community based on the family’s schedule and preference. Sessions and length of service vary based upon the needs of the family, programmatic guidelines, and funding requirements. Family Peer Support Providers can be employed in positions across the spectrum of service intensity levels, from trainers and community education to individual parent support and care coordination, to a functioning member of a treatment team in a residential or inpatient setting. Regardless of their position or service program, it is important that FPSs receive training on the core competencies and skill sets of parent peer support. The FREDLA FPS Practice Model offers this essential training, as well as training in effective supervision of the FPS workforce and coaching for trainers of the Practice Model.
Presenters:  Wren Hawkins & TBD
Location:  StarkMHAR
Who Should Attend: Anyone currently has or will have a position as a Family Peer Support Provider.  (Family Peer Support Providers can be called many different names, such as Parent Peer Support,  Family/Peer Partners, Family/Peer Navigators, or Family/Peer Support Specialists)
Continuing Education Units:  Not applicable
Please Register By:  April 24, 2023

Wednesday – Friday | May 10 – 12, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Family Peer Support SUPERVISOR Training – Click to register & for more information

Supervision is a key component in the success of  Family Peer Support.  Effective supervision employs an approach that promotes the unique lived experience of the Family Peer Support Provider and encourages ongoing professional growth. This curriculum is part of the larger Family Peer Support Practice Model and addresses supervisory skills that will enhance your ability to fully support the work of the FPS. Training will include strategies, best practices, and tools for your use in supervision, and you will have opportunities to problem-solve around shared challenges and network with supervisors from other programs.
Presenter:  Wren Hawkins & TBD
Location: StarkMHAR
Who Should Attend: Anyone currently has or will have a position as a Family Peer Support Provider Supervisor.  (Family Peer Support Providers can be called many different names, such as Parent Peer Support,  Family/Peer Partners, Family/Peer Navigators, or Family/Peer Support Specialists)
Continuing Education Units:  Not applicable
Please Register By: May 1, 2023

Wednesday | May 17, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

QPR – Question. Persuade. Refer. – Click to register & for more information

QPR is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.
Presenter:  Kelsey Kalgreen
Location: 
Stark County Educational Service Center
Who Should Attend:  Open to the general public – anyone interested in learning how to help prevent suicide
Continuing Education Units:  Not applicable
Please Register By:  May 15, 2023

Wednesday | May 24 & 24, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Motivational Interviewing I and II – Click to register & for more information

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices makes an attempt to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants, with an emphasis on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
Presenter:  Michael T. Sanford II, MSSA
Location:  One Center for Leadership
Who Should Attend:  Open – must attend both days
Continuing Education Units: 12.0 total
Please Register By: May 17, 2023


June 2023

Wednesday | June 21, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

QPR – Question. Persuade. Refer. – Click to register & for more information

QPR is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.
Presenter:  TBD
Location:  Family Empowerment Ministries Inc. (FEMI)
Who Should Attend:  Open to the general public – anyone interested in learning how to help prevent suicide
Continuing Education Units:  Not applicable
Please Register By:  June 19, 2023


Please continue to visit the Training Center for more opportunities to come!

For training questions, please contact Bev James, Training Coordinator, at 330-430-3980 or Bev.James@StarkMHAR.org.