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.

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JUNE 2019

M-June 10, 2019 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM: Bridging the Gap Part II: Connecting Community Mental Health and Faith Leaders.  Spirituality and religion are critically important components in the promotion of mental health and overall wellness. This workshop builds on courageous conversations from previous works with African American faith-based leaders and Stark County community mental health including session “Bridging the Gap: Connecting Community Mental Health and Faith Leaders.” Participants will continue facilitated dialogue and understand the importance of faith as a protective factor while treating and/or supporting individuals living with mental health conditions and co-occurring disorders to access and utilize behavioral health services.  4.0 CEUs pending.  Held at the Light In Christ Church – 1492 Cherry Avenue SE, Canton, OH 44707.

R-June 13, 2019 from 8:30AM-12:00 PM: Identification, Triage and Intervention Using the C-SSRS Planning Intervention: Increasing Precision, Redirecting Scarce Resources and Saving Lives. 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.  3.5 CEUs available. Held at First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, OH 44721.

R-June 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Populations Focus Learning Series: New Americans Culture and Community. We will be looking into the world of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants as they become “New Americans.” They will be addressing their challenges, barriers, and the cultural shifts they face as they embark in this journey and how we can demonstrate better support for this growing demographic.  2.0 CEUs pending. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44702.

R-June 27, 2019 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch and Learn: Supporting & Linking Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients. This presentation will cover terms and definitions of note to trans* and gender non-conforming clients and families in treatment. Increase knowledge of current climate and challenges facing the LGBTQ community, such as: bathroom usage, school rules/policies, legal protections (and lack thereof), legal documentation options, commonly diagnosed co-occurring mental illnesses, advocacy opportunities for clients, families, and workers. Presentation will provide links to resources locally, regionally and nationally including: media, support groups, legal services, treatment services, online support, continuing education opportunities. CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

JULY 2019

M-T- July 22/23, 2019 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Equity and Inclusion: Cultural Competence and Humility in Health and Human Services.  7.25 CEUs available for day 1 and 6.25 CEUs available for day 2. You must attend day 1 prior to attending day 2. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

Part 1: The Cultural Competency Training (CCT) will be going over topics that are the fundamental of cultural competency to cultural humility, which will help attendees gain a better understanding of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and develop skills in 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.

Part 2: The 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.

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.

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 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.



W-November 13, 2019 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM: 2019 Opiate Symposium. Save the date.  More information to come.  Held at First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, OH 44721.

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.