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.

Contact Carrie Long at Carrie.Long@StarkMHAR.org with questions.


august 2019

M-F- August 12-16, 2019 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training.  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. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-R- August 20/22, 2019 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Training. The purpose of this workshop is to train participants in the core competencies of the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model that prepares and supports youth and young adults with EBD in their movement into employment, educational opportunities, living situation, personal effectiveness/wellbeing, and community-life functioning. Behavioral rehearsal of practice strategies will be used to enhance the competencies of participants and examples from community sites will be used. The audience participants will be given a TIP Training Manual and will be involved through questions and discussion as it relates to their TIP core competency development and implementation needs. 18.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T- August 27, 2019 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS). The CAMS model is used to assess patients’ suicidality and specifically treat their suicide risk. OSPF’s trainings will focus on treating suicidality in youth and young adults (10-24). CAMS is a three-part training that provide behavioral health professionals with knowledge, skills, and practice in recognizing and treating suicidality in patients. CEUs available through the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF). Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44702.

W-R- August 28/29, 2019 from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM: Adult Mental Health First Aid.  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.  8.0 CEUs available, $30.00 fee. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


September 2019

R-September 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM:Behavioral Health Evaluation and Management (E&M) Training.  This E&M education session will help physicians and nurse practitioners understand the finer details of required documentation and code selection. The session will be customized to include all relevant information that directly affects the specialty of psychiatry including how to document each of the key elements as well as what requirements must be met to bill based on time and documenting and billing for psychotherapy add-on services during the E&M visit.  2.0 CMEs pending. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-September 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM:Populations Focus Learning Series: Mayan Culture and Community. The Mayan are the indigenous people of Central and South America. Many Latinx countries have a large population that identify as Mayan and not Latinx. Many of our Guatemalan immigrants identify as Mayan. We will be looking into a rich culture and language that is over shadowed by the Latinx community. What can we do to help a community that is still living in fear and wanting a better life in our county?  2.0 CEUs pending. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44702.


OCTOBER 2019

R-October 3, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series. The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-October 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 2/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-October 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing I. Must attend Motivational Interviewing II on December 3 as well.  Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 introduces participants to the philosophical roots and essential constructs of the model. Participants will be introduced to the Engaging process and learn skill-building exercises designed to assist them in utilizing person-centered approaches and engage people in change discussions. They will practice strategies to respond to resistance in work settings for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 6.0 CEUs available per session; 12.0 total. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


NOVEMBER 2019

T-November 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 3/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

W-November 13, 2019 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Save-the-date – 2019 Conference on Opiates and Addiction: Partners on the Path to Recovery; How everyone from doctors to detectives are promoting progress in Stark County.  More information to come.  Held at First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, OH 44721.

M-November 18, 2019 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM: Language Access Plan Workshop. This workshop is intended to help agencies understand the importance on having a Language Access Plan, what it should consist of, important things needed to establish a plan, helping your agency understand how to use it, and how to work with an interpreter.  CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-November 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Populations Focus Learning Series: Asian Culture and Community. The Asian community is one of the largest populations in the world and come from several countries who have various cultures and languages. We will be looking more into these communities and their diversity to better understand and serve them. 2.0 CEUs pending. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44702.


December 2019

T-December 3, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing II. Must register and attend Motivational Interviewing I on October 24. Motivational Interviewing: Part 2 reviews the basic concepts learned in Foundations of Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 and discusses with participants their experiences integrating the model into their work. They will be introduced to the Focusing, Evoking and Planning processes. Participants will learn specific techniques to recognize, evoke and strengthen change talk, as well as consolidate a person’s commitment to change. Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques in role/real-play and other group exercises. 6.0 CEUs available per session; 12.0 total. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-December 5, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 4/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-December 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 5/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


January 2020

T-January 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing I. Must attend Motivational Interviewing II on January 28 as well.  Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 introduces participants to the philosophical roots and essential constructs of the model. Participants will be introduced to the Engaging process and learn skill-building exercises designed to assist them in utilizing person-centered approaches and engage people in change discussions. They will practice strategies to respond to resistance in work settings for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 6.0 CEUs available per session; 12.0 total. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-January 16, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 6/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-January 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing II. Must register and attend Motivational Interviewing I on January 7. Motivational Interviewing: Part 2 reviews the basic concepts learned in Foundations of Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 and discusses with participants their experiences integrating the model into their work. They will be introduced to the Focusing, Evoking and Planning processes. Participants will learn specific techniques to recognize, evoke and strengthen change talk, as well as consolidate a person’s commitment to change. Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques in role/real-play and other group exercises. 6.0 CEUs available per session; 12.0 total. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-January 30, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 7/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


February 2020

T-February 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 8/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-February 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing I. Must attend Motivational Interviewing II on March 3 as well.  Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 introduces participants to the philosophical roots and essential constructs of the model. Participants will be introduced to the Engaging process and learn skill-building exercises designed to assist them in utilizing person-centered approaches and engage people in change discussions. They will practice strategies to respond to resistance in work settings for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 6.0 CEUs available per session; 12.0 total. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-February 27, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM:Prevention Foundation Series (Day 9/9). The nine part series provides the underpinning for professionals and advocates who need a core understanding of prevention science and practice.  The series will include training in the eight domains required for Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist (OCPS) credentials and will fully meet the education requirements for the Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) credential.  The training will also include content from the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) curriculum developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The series includes a day on the Code of Ethics for professionals holding or seeking the OCPS credential as well.  54.0 CEUs upon completion of series available to OCPC, OCPS, and OCPSA’s. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


march 2020

T-March 3, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing II. Must register and attend Motivational Interviewing I on February 18. Motivational Interviewing: Part 2 reviews the basic concepts learned in Foundations of Motivational Interviewing: Part 1 and discusses with participants their experiences integrating the model into their work. They will be introduced to the Focusing, Evoking and Planning processes. Participants will learn specific techniques to recognize, evoke and strengthen change talk, as well as consolidate a person’s commitment to change. Participants will have an opportunity to practice these techniques in role/real-play and other group exercises. 6.0 CEUs available per session; 12.0 total. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

M-F- March 9-13, 2020 from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter 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. CEUs not applicable. Held at StarkMHAR, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.

T-March 24, 2020 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing (MI): Supervision Tools. Supervisors who provide meaningful supervision of Motivational Interviewing (MI) skill-development to service-team members must be equipped with some essential tools, including skill-evaluation, feedback, and planning. Participants must have prior training and experience in MI. Participants will review MI resources for applicability in their supervision to help staff develop MI competencies. Participants will be introduced to the Behaviour Change Counseling Index (BECCI) as a resource for observing and giving feedback to staff regarding their behavior change interactions with individual’s they serve. This event features large and small group discussions and practical exercises which facilitate familiarity with available resources.  6.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


april 2020


may 2020

M-F- May 18-22, 2020 from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter 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. CEUs not applicable. Held at StarkMHAR, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.


june 2020