Training Center

StarkMHAR COVID-19 Protocols

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

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


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 individuals 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

August 2022

Monday | August 22, 2022 | 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:  August 19, 2022

Monday – Friday | August 22 – 26, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training – Click to register & for more information

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.
Presenter:  Various
Location: Jackson Township Safety Center
Who Should Attend:  Law Enforcement, Fire Department, EMTs, First Responders working in Stark County
Continuing Education Units:  Not applicable
Please Register By:  August 15, 2022

Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM and/or 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Certification & Funding for Local Mental Health & Addiction Services: The Basics – a virtual training for Stark County leaders – Click to register & for more information

Interested in seeking certification and/or funding for your organization’s mental health, addiction, or related services – but don’t know where to start?  This training is for you!
Presenters:  A.M. Session – Susan Sekely & Jodi Snider – OhioMHAS | P.M. Session – Jen Richeson & Stephanie Kutcher – StarkMHAR
Location: Virtual (Microsoft Teams)
Who Should Attend: Click link above for more information
Continuing Education Units: Not applicable
Please Register By:  August 30, 2022


September 2022

Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 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 via Zoom
Who Should Attend:  All behavioral health providers
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By:  September 12, 2022

Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 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 via Zoom
Who Should Attend:  All behavioral health providers
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By:  September 12, 2022

Wednesday | September 21, 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.
Presenters:  Tara Grubbs & Janice Johnson
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:  September 19, 2022

Friday | September 23, 2022 | 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:  7.25 
Please Register By:
September 19, 2022

Monday – Friday | September 26 – October 7, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Peer Recovery Supporter (PRS) Training – Click to register & for more information

*Stark County providers will have priority for registration
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.
Presenter:  OhioMHAS
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Who Should Attend: Any person in recovery wishing to become a certified Peer Supporter.
Continuing Education: Certified Peer Supporter (once all steps have been completed)
Please Register By: September 19, 2022


October 2022

Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 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:  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:  October 17, 2022

Monday – Friday | October 31 – November 4, 2022 | 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 upon the family’s schedule and preference. Sessions and length of service varies 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 who 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:  October 24, 2022


November 2022

Wednesday – Friday | November 9 – 11, 2022 | 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 who 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: November 1, 2022

Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 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 via Zoom
Who Should Attend:  All behavioral health providers
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By:  November 14, 2022

Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 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 via Zoom
Who Should Attend:  All behavioral health providers
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By:  November 14, 2022

Wednesday | November 16, 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:  Mary Kreitz
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:  November 14, 2022


December 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

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:  7.25 
Please Register By:
January 30, 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 via 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 via Zoom
Who Should Attend:  All behavioral health providers
Continuing Education Units:  3.0
Please Register By:  February 13, 2023


March 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


April 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 via 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 via 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 upon the family’s schedule and preference. Sessions and length of service varies 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 who 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 who 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


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.