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.

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.

Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units (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.

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

may 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Understanding NEAR:  Building Self-Healing Communities
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.
Location:  Virtual via Zoom.
Continuing Education Units: 
Counselors/Social Workers:  General
Chemical Dependency Counselors:  OCPC – P6, OCPS – P6, OCPSA – P6, CDCA – C2, LCDC II – C2, LCDC III – C2, LICDC – C2
Registration Closes: May 23, 2022

June 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Population Focused Learning Series:  Utilizing Certified Peer Supporters to Meet the Needs of Youth Post COVID
This workshop is a unique and interactive opportunity beginning with a presentation from Angela Lariviere from YouthMOVE Ohio following a group of panelists where audience questions and discussion are encouraged.  Angela will be presenting on the challenges youth face post COVID and how the new Ohio Certification for Youth Peer Support can be a resource for communities.  This will include tips for agencies on how to utilize Youth Peer Support as a critical resource for the population they serve.  Click the above link to register and for more information.
Location:  First Christian Church – Heritage Hall
Continuing Education Units: Pending
Registration Closes:  June 10, 2022

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