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.


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

R-August 16, 2018 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: The Intersection of HIPAA and FERPA.  FERPA is the acronym for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.  This act protects the privacy of a student’s educational records.  It applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive funds under any program administered by the Secretary of Education.  Ms. Shaynak-Diaz, Esq, MSW is offering two identical sessions that will each cover an overview of HIPAA and FERPA and the interplay between the two. 3.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


SEPTEMBER 2018

M-September 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records: Understanding & Applying 42 CFR Part 2.  This training will provide an in-depth look at the requirements of 42 CFR Part 2 including the new regulations implemented in 2017 and 2018.  Both the administrative and disclosure requirements will be addressed.  Information-sharing scenarios that commonly arise in the behavioral health system will be used to illustrate the application of 42 CFR Part 2’s disclosure requirements and sample documents will be provided. 3.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

W-September 19, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30PM: Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing II will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018. You must attend both days.  Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices makes an attempt to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants, with an emphasis on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 12.0 CEUs available upon completion of both days. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

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

M-F-October 15-19, 2018 from 8:00 AM-4:30PM: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training.  Local training is led by the Crisis Intervention & Recovery Center and involves area mental health/drug and alcohol service providers, NAMI of Stark County and consumers of mental health/drug and alcohol services and their families. This specialized training has the following goals:

  • To better prepare police officers to handle crises involving people with mental illness and substance use disorders
  • To increase mental health/substance use consumer safety
  • To increase law enforcement officer safety
  • To increase the feeling of safety in the general community
  • To make the mental health/drug and alcohol system more understandable, accessible and responsive to law enforcement to the greatest extent possible with community resources
  • To divert persons with mental illness/substance use disorders to the mental health/substance use system, when appropriate, and not to incarceration

Held at the Stark County Sheriff’s Office; 4500 Atlantic Boulevard NE, Canton, OH 44705.

R-October 18, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30PM: Motivational Interviewing II. Motivational Interviewing I will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  You must attend both days.  Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices makes an attempt to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants, with an emphasis on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 12.0 CEUs available upon completion of both days. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


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.

T-November 27, 2018 from 8:00AM-5:00 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-November 29, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30PM: Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing II will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. You must attend both days.  Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices makes an attempt to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants, with an emphasis on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 12.0 CEUs available upon completion of both days. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


DECEMBER 2018

T-December 18, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30PM: Motivational Interviewing II. Motivational Interviewing I will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018.  You must attend both days.  Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices makes an attempt to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants, with an emphasis on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 12.0 CEUs available upon completion of both days. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

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.


JANUARY 2019

M-January 7, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30PM: Motivational Interviewing. Motivational Interviewing II will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019. You must attend both days.  Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices makes an attempt to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants, with an emphasis on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 12.0 CEUs available upon completion of both days. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

T-W- January 15/16, 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.


FEBRUARY 2019

M-February 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30PM: Motivational Interviewing II. Motivational Interviewing I will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019.  You must attend both days.  Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices makes an attempt to incorporate exercises and examples specific to the unique practice settings of participants, with an emphasis on individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 12.0 CEUs available upon completion of both days. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


MARCH 2019

W-R-March 13/14, 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.

M-F-March 18-22, 2019 from 8:30AM-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.  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-W-March 26/27, 2019 from 8:30AM-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.


APRIL 2019

T-W-April 16/17, 2019 from 8:30AM-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-April 18, 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.


MAY 2019

M-F-May 20-24, 2019 from 8:30AM-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.  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.


JUNE 2019

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.