Training

The Child Focus Training Center provides on and off-site training on a variety of topics to parents, caregivers, child care providers, mental health providers, schools, community agencies, and other community members and will prepare training to fit the needs of individual programs and companies.

The Training Center also maintains continuing education provider status to meet license requirements set by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board and by the Ohio Psychological Association.

Director of Training-Melanie Palmer, M.A., IMFT-S  mpalmer@child-focus.org

Training Center Office Manager-Shelley Drummond  mdrummond@child-focus.org

 

Parenting the Love & Logic Way at Sherwood Elementary School 

Mondays 10:00am-11:30am  Jan. 9th, 23rd, 30th, Feb. 6th, 13th, 27th

Fee: $15 per person/couple which inclues Love & Logic workbook 

Session topics include putting an end to arguing, back talk and begging, responsibility without losing their love, setting limits without waging war, avoiding power struggle, guiding kids to own and solve their problems and teaching kids to complete chores without reminders and without pay   .

Class size is limited to 20. For more information and to register contact Kate Bellar katebellar@foresthills.edu or Jean Bode jeanbode@foresthills.edu 

 
 

Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars-Seminar 1 The Power of Positive Parenting

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fee: FREE and LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

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Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

Wednesday, March 8,  2017 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fee: FREE

$10 Fee for 2.0 CEUs

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Trauma-Informed Care Basics

Friday, March 10, 2017 2:30pm-4:00pm

Fee: FREE 

$10 for 1.5 CEUs

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NAMI of Southwest Ohio presents Maintaining & Sustaining the Courage Needed for Recovery

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:00pm-7:30pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: 1.5 hours CPEs SUBMITTED State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board

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Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars-Seminar 2 Raising Confident, Competent Children

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fee: FREE and LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

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Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars-Seminar 3 Raising Resilient Children

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fee: FREE and LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

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Youth Mental Health First Aid March 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:30am-5:00pm

Fee: $30.00

No CEUs offered for this training

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Clermont County System Overview Training 2017 at Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Wildey School 2040 U.S. 50 Batavia)

Friday, March 31,2017 8:30am-1:00pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: No CEUs are offered for this training

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Georgetown Consultation Model

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 9:00am-4:30pm

Fee: FREE

$20 for 5.5 CEUs

Early Childhood Professionals click here to register through OCCRRA using ST10056174

All others click here for details and to register

 
 

Toxic Stress to Safe Zone: Understanding trauma-informed care & responding to trauma’s impact on development

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 9:00am-12:15pm

Fee: FREE

$10.00 Fee for 3.0 CEUs

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Preschool Social Emotional Level 2

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: FREE

Early Childhood Professionals must register here for OCCRRA Ohio approved units using ST10054479

 

 
 

Flip It: Four supportive steps to help young children identify their feelings, learn healthy self-control and reduce challenging behavior

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:00am-4:30pm

Fee: FREE

$20.00 for 5.5 CEUs

Early Childhood Professionals must register here for OCCRRA Ohio approved units using ST10054480

All other attendees register here for CEUs or certificate of completion

 

 

 

 
 

Challenging Behavior Modules 1 and 2

Monday, May 22, 2017 8:30am-12:30pm

Fee: FREE

$15.00 for 3.5 CEUs

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Challenging Behavior Modules 3 and 4

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:30am-4:30pm

Fee: FREE

$15.00 for 3.5 CEUs

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Director of Training-Melanie Palmer is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Supervisory Status in Ohio and also maintains a LMFT license in California. She is the Director of Training for Child Focus, Inc, has worked in the outpatient and school-based programs at CFI, and taught a general psychology course at Southwestern College. She has over 20 years experience working with clients on a variety of issues and challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, marital conflict, and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents suffering from emotional and behavioral problems. Melanie is a certified instructor for Keeping Children Safe: Child Abuse and Neglect Curriculum for Early Childhood Professionals, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program, Youth Mental Health First Aid, QPR, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program and a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor's Master Trainer. She also develops and facilitates trainings on a variety of topics including healthy relationships, separation and divorce issues, parenting, stress management and self-care, communication, and more.  mpalmer@child-focus.org     

Training Center Office Manager-Shelley Drummond started at Child Focus in 1991 in accounts receivable and worked in the fiscal department for 10 years. Shelley then left the agency to pursue a career in property insurance and has taken several courses and exams to receive her Certificate of Insurance and an Associate Underwriter Designation.  Shelley returned to CFI in 2014 as the Training Center Office Manager. Shelley brings her experience of customer service and compassion of community volunteering to Child Focus and is honored to be part of an organization that helps bring hope and healing into our children’s lives.  sdrummond@child-focus.org