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.


DECEMBER 2018

W-December 5, 2018 from 8:30AM-12:15 PM: Trans-Family Equality Respect (TransFER): Transgender Awareness Training. The support group Trans-Family Equality Respect (TransFER) at New Vision United Church of Christ is inviting everyone for a Transgender Awareness Training.  3.0 CEUs pending. Held at Temple Israel, 432-30th Street NW, Canton, OH 44709.

T-December 18, 2018 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: 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 NW, 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.

W-January 9, 2019 from 8:30 AM-12:30PM: Bridging the Gap:  Connecting Community Mental Health and Faith Leaders. Bridging the Gap will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Participants will have a new insight and understanding of the importance of cultural competence in supporting African American youth and families. Participants will also understand the importance of partnering with faith leaders and the role they can play in addressing and advocating for individuals, youth and families affected by mental health condition and co-occurring disorders. Participants will understand how unintentional bias can impact needed treatment and care for African Americans and populations at risk. 3.0 CEUs pending. 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.

W-January 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Involuntary Hospitalization and Pink Slip Training. This presentation is intended to assist behavioral health professionals in understanding Ohio’s involuntary hospitalization process and obtaining a working knowledge of its application.  Roles and responsibilities of community pre-screeners and health officers will be addressed as well as the pink slip process. 3.0 CEUs available upon completion. 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.

W-February 13, 2019 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch and Learn: Cultural Humility. Cultural Humility is the ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented (or open to the other) in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the [person]. This training will take you in a direction of understanding on how to apply cultural competency to a different level and being able to know that it is a lifelong commitment in learning about other cultures. You will be able to apply Cultural Humility concepts to the mental health and/or addiction treatment services provided to minority groups. CEUs not applicable. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

W/R-February 27/28, 2019 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM: Equity and Inclusion: Cultural Competence and Humility in Human Services. 

W-February 27, 2019 from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM: 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.

R-February 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM: 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.

*Must attend Part 1 in order to attend Part 2.  7.25 CEUs available February 27 and 6.25 CEUs available February 28. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


MARCH 2019

M-March 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Motivational Interviewing: Supervision Tools. Supervisors who provide meaningful supervision of Motivational Interviewing (MI) skill-development to service-team members must be equipped with some essential tools, including skill-evaluation, feedback, and planning. Participants must have prior training and experience in MI. Participants will review MI resources for applicability in their supervision to help staff develop MI competencies. Participants will be introduced to the Behaviour Change Counseling Index (BECCI) as a resource for observing and giving feedback to staff regarding their behavior change interactions with individual’s they serve. This event features large and small group discussions and practical exercises which facilitate familiarity with available resources.  6.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

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.

R-March 14, 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-March 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Populations Focus Learning Series: Transgender 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 pending. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 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-April 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: Fundamentals of DBT.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive integrated cognitive behavioral treatment for complex mental disorders. It is an evidence-based practice for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. This workshop will provide an overview of the theory and research related to DBT as well as information on the structure and scope of the treatment. 6.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.

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.

T/W-April 23/24, 2019 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: DBT Skills Training. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive integrated cognitive behavioral treatment for complex mental disorders. This workshop focuses on the skills training component of DBT: what the skills are, how to teach them and how to integrate them into your practice. 12.0 CEUs available. Held at the StarkMHAR Office, Inclusion Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702.


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.

R-June 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Populations Focus Learning Series: New Americans 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 pending. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44702.


august 2019

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 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 pending. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44702.


OCTOBER 2019


NOVEMBER 2019

R-November 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Populations Focus Learning Series: Asian 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 pending. Held at Malone University, Johnson Center; 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44702.