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.


JANUARY 2018

M-January 22, 2018 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch and Learn: Stark County’s MI/ID (Mental Illness/Intellectual Disabilities) Collaborative. This training will provide participants with the history of the MI/ID (Mental Illness/Intellectual Disabilities) Collaborative, as well as its current role in assisting individuals who are served in both systems.  Participants will learn how to make a referral to the collaborative and will gain an understanding of additional partnerships between the two systems.  Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-January 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing I. MI is a two-day training.  MI II will be held on February 27, 2018.  Foundations of MI I will introduce 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. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702. THIS TRAINING IS AT CAPACITY.


FEBRUARY 2018

W-February 7, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: TRAINING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 19, 2018: Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders: They are Already in Your Care. Due to the winter weather that is anticipated throughout the night and into Wednesday morning, we will be rescheduling the “Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders” training scheduled for February 7, 2018.  The training will be rescheduled for a later date.  Registration will be reopened once the date has been finalized with the presenter.  Those who were previously registered, will remain so, no further action is required.  If the new date conflicts with your schedule, cancellations can be sent to Carrie.Long@StarkMHAR.org.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, the safety of our community is our top priority.

R-February 15, 2018 from 9:00 AM-1:00 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. 4.0 CEUs available. Held at the First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44721.

M-February 26, 2018 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: CPST Lunch and Learn: Homeless Navigation “Helping People Towards Permanent Housing”. This training will provide participants with the history of the Homeless Navigation program. CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-February 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: MI (Motivational Interviewing) II. Part II of II. 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. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702. TRAINING AT CAPACITY.


MARCH 2018

M/T-March 12/13, 2018 from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM: Youth Mental Health First Aid. Youth Mental Health First Aid® is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health, addiction or crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid® is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD) and eating disorders. 8.0 CEUs available, $30.00 fee. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-March 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness. LGBTQ individuals face a particular set of challenges when facing homelessness. While experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ individuals, are often at a heightened risk of violence, abuse, and exploitation compared with their heterosexual peers. 2.0 CEUs available. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.

Coming Together Stark County (CTSC) will host their 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Conference on Friday, April 13 with a full day focus on LGBTQ: Super Powers & Super Challenges.  By registering for this StarkMHAR training, Cultural Influences and Health Care Series: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness, CTSC will provide a discounted registration fee at $100.00 for the Diversity & Inclusion Conference. March 15 training attendees will qualify for the Early Registration fee until April 6. This will provide an extended opportunity to learn more about the LGBTQ community. For further information contact Angela Barwick at 330.454.5880.

M-F-March 19-23, 2018 from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter Training. Peer Supporter Training Application (required) can be found here. OhioMHAS will assign you to a training, you are NOT able to register.  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. Ohio’s peer Supporter training includes a 40 hour in-person integrated peer training, 16 hours of E-Based Academy Courses, and a test.  The integrated peer support curriculum was funded through a SAMHSA BRSS TACS grant in an effort to promote the widespread adoption of recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems for people in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders. CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-March 20, 2018 from 4:30 PM-7:00 PM: Behavioral Health Career Fair 2018.  StarkMHAR’s first Behavioral Health Career Fair will feature 10 local service providers and explore education opportunities.  Register by March 19 for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card or one of our other prizes!  Held at Stark State College, Business & Entrepreneurial Center, Room M100; 6200 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720.

M-March 26, 2018 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: CPST Lunch and Learn: Residential Housing Assistance (RHA). This training will provide participants with the information regarding the RHA program. CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-March 29, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders: They are Already in Your Care. Identified substance use needs predict co-occurring mental health disorders over 70% of the time.  Treatment retention and progress, safety factors and lowered risks, and beneficial change are all improved with integrated screening, assessment and treatment planning.  This integrative approach can be initially daunting for clinicians – but we should be the first to recognize that worthwhile change is difficult.  Adolescents with co-occurring disorders are already in our care – and integrating that care provides the better opportunity for healthy changes for youth and families.  6.0 CEUs available. Held at the First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44721.


APRIL 2018

M/T-April 9/10, 2018: PartnerSolutions Informatics Forum for NextGen Users in Behavioral Health. The PartnerSolutions Informatics Forum provides educational and networking opportunities to all behavioral health NextGen users.  Join us for two days of learning and networking. Cost is $125.00 per person; includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and continuing education credits for both days. Held at Kent State University at Stark Conference Center; 6000 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, Ohio 44720.

W-April 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM-1:00 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. 4.0 CEUs available. Held at the First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44721.

W-April 18, 2018 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Information Sharing Between Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems. This presentation is intended to assist law enforcement officers and behavioral health professionals in understanding the requirements of the state and federal confidentiality laws and how information can be shared between systems in accordance with those laws.  A practical application of the laws to the sharing of information in common situations will be provided. 3.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

W-April 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Information Sharing Between Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Systems. This presentation is intended to assist law enforcement officers and behavioral health professionals in understanding the requirements of the state and federal confidentiality laws and how information can be shared between systems in accordance with those laws.  A practical application of the laws to the sharing of information in common situations will be provided. 3.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-April 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders: They are Already in Your Care. Identified substance use needs predict co-occurring mental health disorders over 70% of the time.  Treatment retention and progress, safety factors and lowered risks, and beneficial change are all improved with integrated screening, assessment and treatment planning.  This integrative approach can be initially daunting for clinicians – but we should be the first to recognize that worthwhile change is difficult.  Adolescents with co-occurring disorders are already in our care – and integrating that care provides the better opportunity for healthy changes for youth and families.  6.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

M-April 23, 2018 from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM:TRAINING WILL BE RESCHEDULED: Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Training for School Based Mental Health Consultants. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


MAY 2018

W/T-May 16/17, 2018 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.

W-May 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Developmental Relationships & Igniting Sparks: Creating Communities that Help Youth Thrive. Relationships are too important to leave to chance. Social-emotional development blossoms when caring adults are present in young people’s lives.  Search Institute’s Developmental Relationship Framework identifies the five elements and 20 actions that make a relationship transformative. 6.0 CEUs available. Held at the First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44721.


JUNE 2018

F-June 1, 2018 from 7:30 AM-11:30 AM: 2018 Leadership Breakfast: Hope & Recovery; Community Response to Trauma. At this annual event, speaker Susan Tellone-McCoy, RN, MSN, CSN, Health Occupations Instructor at Monmouth County Vocational School System in Manasquan, New Jersey will share her towns story.  Between 2008-2012, she was involved in a suicide contagion.  Susan will share on how they recovered and became a resilient community.  Plus, celebrate the recipients of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Awards, HOPE Awards and Workforce Development Scholarship. 1.5 CEUs pending.  Held at the First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue N., North Canton, OH 44702.  Cost to attend: $20.00 per person, includes registration and breakfast.

M-F-June 18-22, 2018 from 8:30AM-5:00 PM: Integrated Ohio Peer Supporter Training. Peer Supporter Training Application (required) can be found here. OhioMHAS will assign you to a training, you are NOT able to register.  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. Ohio’s peer Supporter training includes a 40 hour in-person integrated peer training, 16 hours of E-Based Academy Courses, and a test.  The integrated peer support curriculum was funded through a SAMHSA BRSS TACS grant in an effort to promote the widespread adoption of recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems for people in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorders. CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

R-June 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Faith-Based Culture and Community. The Stark County Cultural Competence Committee and Learning Community (SC3C) invites cross-system partners to learn and explore best practices for serving and engaging populations in Stark County’s continuum of care. 2.0 CEUs available. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.

M-June 25, 2018 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: CPST Lunch and Learn: Residential Housing Support (RHS). This training will provide participants with information regarding the RHS program.  This session will include an overview of the program as well as other relevant information.  CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


JULY 2018

M/T-July 30/31, 2018 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.


AUGUST 2018

 


SEPTEMBER 2018

R-September 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Amish Culture and Community. The Stark County Cultural Competence Committee and Learning Community (SC3C) invites cross-system partners to learn and explore best practices for serving and engaging populations in Stark County’s continuum of care. 2.0 CEUs available. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.

T-R-September 25-27, 2018 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.


OCTOBER 2018

 


NOVEMBER 2018

M-W-November 5-7, 2018 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.


DECEMBER 2018

R-December 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Cultural Perspectives on Trauma. The Stark County Cultural Competence Committee and Learning Community (SC3C) invites cross-system partners to learn and explore best practices for serving and engaging populations in Stark County’s continuum of care. 2.0 CEUs available. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, Ohio 44702.